Castles and Great Houses

What better way to spend a day than nosying around someone else’s front room?! Ayrshire and Arran have the grandest, most stunning great homes and castles you can imagine, brimming with history, heritage and the finest family heirlooms ! Great days out, with museums, galleries, gardens and in most cases, high quality shops and tearooms.

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Dundonald Castle

Dundonald CastleIn rural Ayrshire, against a spectacular coastal backdrop, the magnificent Dundonald Castle is a monument which stands as testimony,Read more » READ MORE

Address:Winehouse Yett Dundonald Ayrshire KA2 9HD
Tel:01563 851489
Web: http://www.dundonaldcastle.org.uk/
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Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle and Country ParkThe Country Park boasts beautiful woodland walks, adventure playground, pets corner, visitor centre, tearoom, shop andRead more » READ MORE

Address:Dean Road Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA3 1XB
Tel:01563 522702
Web: http://www.deancastle.com/
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Kelburn Castle & Country Estate

Kelburn Castle and Country EstateDating from the 13th century and still lived in by the present Earl and his family,Read more » READ MORE

Address:Kelburn Country Centre, Fairlie, Ayrshire, KA29 0BE
Tel:01475 568595
Web: http://www.kelburnestate.com/
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Dumfries House

Dumfries HouseBuilt between 1754 and 1759 for the 5th Earl of Dumfries, and with a unique collection of Chippendale furniture,Read more » READ MORE

Address:Barony Road near Auchinleck East Ayrshire KA18 2LN
Tel:01290 425959
Web: http://www.dumfries-house.org.uk/
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Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Parkis one of Scotland's best loved Castles, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Situated on the SouthRead more » READ MORE

Address:Culzean Castle & Country Park Near Maybole Ayrshire KA19 8LE
Tel:0844 493 2149
Web: http://www.culzeanexperience.org/
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Brodick Castle & Country Park

Brodick Castle, Garden and County ParkNo visit to Arran is complete without exploring Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park -Read more » READ MORE

Address:Brodick Isle of Arran North Ayrshire KA27 8HY
Tel:0844 4932152
Web: http://www.nts.org.uk/
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Crossraguel Abbey

Crossraguel AbbeyThe site of the abbey may have been an ancient holy place for the name Crossraguel probably derives fromRead more » READ MORE

Address:Near Maybole A77 South Ayrshire KA19 5HQ
Tel:01655 883113
Web: http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/