- The poet was born in the village of Alloway-Ayr, and the
cottage where he was born sits in the Burn’s National
-The National Trust for Scotland’s most popular attraction,
Culzean Castle, is a beautiful Robert Adam design, with a
commanding position, overlooking the Firth of Clyde. Further
north, at Largs, is the Vikingar! award-winning attraction,
and the town is a great place to take a tour of the islands.
Dunure - The site dates from
the late 13th century; the earliest charter for the lands
dates from 1256, however the remains of the building are of
15th and 16th century origin. The first buildings in the lower
Dunure village were erected in the early nineteenth century,
not long after improvements to the local harbour in 1811.
Kennedy Hall dates from 1881 and Dunure House from around
1800. Limekilns are a common feature of small harbours and
Dunure has a fine specimen at the village play park
Turnberry Golf and
Spa - A truly
Scottish icon, Turnberry Resort, Scotland enjoys a spectacular
coastal setting with breathtaking views of Isle of Arran,
Ailsa Craig and the Irish Sea.
The Electric Brae - known
locally as Croy Brae.
This runs the quarter mile from the bend overlooking Croy
railway viaduct in the west (286 feet Above Ordnance Datum)
to the wooded Craigencroy Glen (303 feet above A.O.D.) to
Whilst there is this slope of 1 in 86 upwards from the bend
at the Glen, the configuration of the land on either side
of the road provides an optical illusion making it look as
if the slope is going the other way.
Ailsa Craig - The island is located approximately
16 km (10 miles) west of Girvan. 2 miles in circumference
and rising to 338 metres, the island consists entirely of
a volcanic plug of an extinct volcano that might have been
active about 500 million years ago.