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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Kelburn Castle & Country Estate

Kelburn Castle and Country Estate Dating from the 13th century and still lived in by the present Earl and hisRead more » READ MORE

Address:Kelburn Country Centre, Fairlie, Ayrshire, KA29 0BE
Tel:01475 568595
Web: http://www.kelburnestate.com/
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Brodick Castle & Country Park

Brodick Castle, Garden and County Park No visit to Arran is complete without exploring Brodick Castle, Garden and Country ParkRead 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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Dumfries House

Dumfries House Built between 1754 and 1759 for the 5th Earl of Dumfries, and with a unique collection of ChippendaleRead 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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Crossraguel Abbey

Crossraguel Abbey The site of the abbey may have been an ancient holy place for the name Crossraguel probably derivesRead more » READ MORE

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

Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland's best loved Castles, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Situated on theRead 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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Dundonald Castle

Dundonald Castle In rural Ayrshire, against a spectacular coastal backdrop, the magnificent Dundonald Castle is a monument which stands asRead 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 Park The Country Park boasts beautiful woodland walks, adventure playground, pets corner, visitor centre, tearoom, shopRead more » READ MORE

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