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Top things to do in Ayrshire

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Dumfries House (New Cumnock)
Ranked #1 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Architectural Buildings; Cultural
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Ranked #2 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire

For a more in- depth overview of this stunning National Trust for Scotland flagship property, and how to get the most out of a daytrip there (including a few useful insider tips... more »

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Ranked #3 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Castles; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; Outdoors

Attractive and well-run Country Park, with friendly cafe. Lots for families. The Great Hall in the Keep of the castle is open to the public and there is a fine display of weapons... more »

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Portencross Castle (West Kilbride)
Ranked #4 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Dalgarven Mill (Kilwinning)
Ranked #5 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Museums
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Ranked #6 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Museums
Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.
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Ranked #7 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
Owner description: "Opening up the science, art and nature of the Dark Skies for all."Following the recent establishment in Dumfries and... more » Owner description: "Opening up the science, art and nature of the Dark Skies for all."Following the recent establishment in Dumfries and Galloway of Britain's first Dark Sky Park, the SDSO is a public observatory on a rocky knowe in the hills above Loch Doon on the Craigengillan Estate. The skies above probably the darkest that most people will ever see. Countless stars, the Milky Way stretching from horizon to horizon, shooting stars, planets, comets and the Northern Lights are all visible from here. Guests can come to private bookings, open events or specific activities, can join the "Friends of the Observatory" group and can use the telescopes and other facilities at this wonderful natural resource - all visits to be pre booked with the observatory. « less
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Dundonald Castle (Dundonald)
Ranked #8 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Castles; Cultural
Explore the high vaulted halls and gloomy dungeons of this splendid stronghold, perched on a hill above the village.
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Ranked #9 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Gardens; Landmarks
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Culzean Castle (Maybole)
Ranked #10 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
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Ranked #11 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Playgrounds; Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #12 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Dick Institute (Kilmarnock)
Ranked #13 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
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Ranked #14 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Libraries; Cultural
Owner description: Historic library, architecturally significant. Local Archives, historic artifacts & artwork on display, History talks and... more » Owner description: Historic library, architecturally significant. Local Archives, historic artifacts & artwork on display, History talks and walks. Free entry. « less
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Ranked #15 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Horse Tracks; Casinos/Gaming
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Ranked #16 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #17 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Educational Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
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Ranked #19 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
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Ranked #20 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Troon Beach (Troon)
Ranked #21 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
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Ranked #22 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Marinas; Outdoors
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Ranked #23 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Historic Sites; Parks; Outdoors
Restored 19th-century village dedicated to the life and work of Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns.
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Ranked #24 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Trails; Landmarks
Owner description: Roughly one-mile scenic walking trail along the seacoast, suitable for wheelchairs. Start: Car park at Miller’s Folly on... more » Owner description: Roughly one-mile scenic walking trail along the seacoast, suitable for wheelchairs. Start: Car park at Miller’s Folly on Cromwell’s Fort. End: Blackburn Car Park. « less
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Ranked #25 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #26 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
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Ranked #27 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Great Fun come rain or shine. Massive indoor soft play, laser storm, American Diner serving massive homemade burgers, outdoor... more » Owner description: Great Fun come rain or shine. Massive indoor soft play, laser storm, American Diner serving massive homemade burgers, outdoor funpark and mini golf. « less
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Barony Colliery (Auchinleck)
Ranked #28 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Scottish Maritime Museum is based in the west of Scotland,with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton. At these two sites, the... more » Owner description: The Scottish Maritime Museum is based in the west of Scotland,with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton. At these two sites, the Museum holds an important nationally recognised collection, encompassing a variety of historic ships, artefacts, shipbuilding machinery, machine tools, and fascinating personal items.Many of these exhibits can be found inside the Linthouse Building in Irvine, a unique Grade A listed, 19th-century historic building known as the Linthouse Engine Shop 'Cathedral of Engineering and at the Denny Tank in Dumbarton, the world's first commercial ship model experiment tank. « less
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Ranked #30 of 64 attractions in Ayrshire
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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