Local Attractions

Ayrshire offers the visitor plenty of things to do besides golf. It has a wide range of visitor attractions across the county and Castles and historic trails abound with many famous sites of interest and ruins to be explored and an abundance of family attractions and outdoor sports facilities.

History and heritage loom large with a list including the very splendid Culzean CastleDundonald Castle and other country parks and castles at Kelburn and Dean. Robert Burns was born in nearby Alloway and there are attractions showcasing his life and works and in May every year a festival of the arts, Burns an' a" That, celebrates his influence.

Whether a Burns enthusiast or a casual visitor a trip to the Burns National Heritage Park is a must. You can enjoy the all new award-winning Museum before strolling along the road to visit Burns Cottage, where Scotland's National poet was born and raised. Continue the experience with a visit to the Old Alloway Kirk, the famous Brig O'Doon, and the 19th century Burns Memorial.

For the family how about the Heads of Ayr Farm Park or a bit of industrial heritage at the Scottish Maritime Museum.

Family leisure centres include Galleon Leisure Centre and The Citadel in Ayr.