Castles and Great Houses of Ayrshire and Arran

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 and Estate, Fairlie, Nr Largs

Kelburn Castle & Country Estate

Have you visited Kelburn lately? It's more than just a children's paradise - it's fantastic for the whole family, or friends, or work colleagues!

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Brodick Castle & Country Park

No visit to Arran is complete without exploring Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park - a perfect combination of heritage, nature and relaxation.

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Culzean Castle & Country Park

Culzean is one of Scotland's best loved Castles, offering something for everyone to enjoy.

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Dean Castle intro, courtesy of East Ayrshire Council

Dean Castle & Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covers over 200 acres.

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Dumfries House

Dumfries House

Dumfries House is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets.

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Crossraguel Abbey, South Ayrshire

Crossraguel Abbey

Crossraguel was founded early in the 13th century by the Earl of Carrick and its remains include the church, cloister and chapter house

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Dundonald Castle

In beautiful rural Ayrshire, against a spectacular backdrop, Dundonald Castle is a monument which stands as testimony of the real history of Scotland.

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