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Ayrshire Stately Homes

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Ayrshire Stately Homes

After the success of opening up Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire to the public does anyone know of any plans to promote other such projects such as Glaisnock House, Boswell House, Auchinleck House or their grounds? There seems to be numerous stately homes in south west Scotland and they should perhaps consider working together when advertising.

Dumfries House is featured on BBC1's Antique Roadshow this Sunday (21st of December) at 6:45.

Opening times, tours and prices have been set for 2009 and the booking line has re-opened. Tours are only available by ‘pre-booking’ through the booking line (01290 551111). Visitors arriving without a valid entry ticket will not be admitted.

The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, President of The Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust, opened Dumfries House to the public on Friday 6th June and managed to attract about 8,500 visitors before closing for the winter in October.

Visit Dumfries house ‘VISITING’ page, then call the Booking Line Number 01290 551111.

Dumfries House http://www.dumfries-house.org.uk/

Estates nearby that are well worth a visit:

Blairquhan http://www.blairquhan.co.uk/

Craiggillan http://www.craigengillan.com/

Drumlanrig (Dumfriesshire) www.drumlanrig.com/pages/content.asp…

For a look at Ayrshire mansions: ayrshirescotland.com/mansions/mansions.html

Cheers

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Thanks for the info.--Sandy

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Can't wait to see Dumfries House on the Antiques Roadshow - I was sepaking with one of the BBC lighting guys at the time who said it was a WONDERFUL show..........in fact, Aulyin, it wasn't you that had that Lalique vase bought for 50p was it?? Balirquhan too is a beauty - set in such wonderful countryside - Ayrshire at it's best and should be promoted at all times!

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I'm ashamed to say I forgot to mention Dean Castle and Dower House and country park in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, SW Scotland, especially as it's free. Yes, FREE.

http://www.deancastle.com/

And not to far away from the castle is the new Burns Monument Centre in Kay Park. (due to open late '08)

"The centre will host conferences, festivals, events for school groups, weddings etc and will attract tourists from all over the world keen to research their family history." EAC

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When you're diving along a road and it's bordered by large oak, beech, sequoias, or dense poplar woodland, every chance you are passing a well hidden Scottish mansion.

Mansions in Ayrshire:

Annanhill, Auchendrane, Auchincruive,

Auchinleck, Ballochmyle, Bargany, Belleisle, Graigengillan, Craigie,

Doonholm, Dumfries, Enterkine,

Glaisnock, Hunterston, Hollybush,

Kildonan, Kilkerran, Lanfine,

Montgreenan, Rozelle, Skeldon

(List downloaded on 18/12/08 from: http://www.ayrshirescotland.com/mansions/mansions.html)

Has anyone visited one recently?

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I would say I have been to EVERY one of the aforementioned stately homes for one reason or another (some would have been a LONG time ago) and they are all worth a visit, each and every one. There is something that has been brought to my attention recently by visitors from all over the world, and that is our eclectic architecture in the county, it is quite breathtaking. A professional photographer sent me some photos during a 5 day visit to the area and the images took my breath away- but they're here , in reality, for us all to admire and it doesn't cost a bean. You'll be surprised at the beauty of some of the lesser known ones, and you'll be saddened to see Belleisle crumbling (and it's my favourite)

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