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    Natural Sites
    Off the coast of Carrick
    An iconic island, Ailsa Craig can be viewed from all along the Carrick coastline. Jutting 1,114 feet out of the sea, with a base circumference of a...
  • Carrick Castles
    Near Maybole, KA19 8HQ
    Baltersan was owned by the Kennedys of Cassillis from the late 15th century, but Baltersan Castle in its present form was built in 158...
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    Carrick Castles
    Dunure, KA7 4LN
    Today Dunure Castle sits as a ruin in the North of Carrick, however, it was once the main fortress of the Earls of Cassils, the Kennedy Family. The...
  • Carrick Castles
    Near Old Dailly, KA26 9TQ
    This 16th century castle was built by the Boyd family and extended on a few occasions until the late 19th century. In the mid 20th century, Penkill...
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    Natural Sites
    Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Biosphere Office Kirroughtree Courtyard Stronord Newton Stewart
    The Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is a new UNESCO Biosphere because of its combination of special wildlife areas, rich cultural heritage...
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    Historic Sites
    Crossraguel Abbey, Maybole, KA19 5HQ
    Founded in the early 13th century by the Earl of Carrick the remains include the church, cloister, chapter house and much of the domestic premises....
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    Historic Sites
    Main Road, Kirkoswald, South Ayrshire, KA19 8HY
    See Scottish literature come to life in this 18th-century thatched cottage in the heart of Kirkoswald, Ayrshire. The former home of cobbler – or so...
  • Prehistoric Sites
    Near Dailly, KA26 9RH
    On the summit of Maxwellston Hill lie the remains of a pictish fort. All that is left of this prehistoric site is two ramparts and two ditches. It ...
  • Prehistoric Sites
    Near Maybole
    On Kildoon Hill not far from Maybole there is a fine example of a prehistoric fort beside the monument to Sir Charles Fergusson of Kilkerran. These...
  • Carrick Castles
    Near Dailly, KA26 9LE
    The famous architect Robert Adam constructed Dalquharran Castle between 1785 and 1790. Commisioned by Thomas Kennedy the new abode&n...
  • Carrick Castles
    Near Dunure, KA7 4LH
    From the style of the windows, this structure is believed to have been made in the late 16th or early 17th century. The L shape plan building resid...
  • Prehistoric Sites
    Though little is known about these pagan times in Carrick, their standing stones remain in places such as: Lyonstone Farm – This Grey Granite ...
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    Historic Sites
    Lendalfoot Ayrshire, KA26 0JF
    This memorial to the Russian cruiser “Varyag” can be found in Lendalfoot not far from the place where the legendary ship sank in 1920. “Varyag” is ...
  • Natural Sites
    Galloway
    Situated in the heart of Galloway, southern Scotland, the Galloway Forest Park managed by Forestry Commission Scotland offers spectacular views and...
  • Prehistoric Sites
    Near Pinmore, KA26 0HX
    One of the most impressive medieval earthworks in Scotland, its defences consists of two massive 4 metre deep ditches. It can be reached via the&nb...
  • Prehistoric Sites
    Near Girvan, KA26 0HN
    Dowhill (pronounced doo hill) Hill sits at 518ft (157m) above sea level and is the site of an ancient fort. It can be reached from the Dowhill Walk...
  • Carrick Castles
    Near Colmonell
    Defensively well positioned upon a rocky outcrop Craigneil is associated with many historical tales. It is said to have been built in the 13th cent...
  • Historic Sites
    Kirk Road, Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HZ
    Kirkoswald may seem like any other small village parish church, but when looking at its past it is truly a remarkable place, significant in Scottis...
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    Historic Sites
    Knockcushan Street, Girvan, KA26 9AG
    Stumpy Tower also known as Auld Stumpy sits in a prominent position in Girvan town centre. The tower was built in 1827 to replace the former jail...
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    Carrick Castles
    Culzean Castle And Country Park, Maybole Ayrshire, KA19 8LE
    Culzean is the perfect place for a day out whether you're a keen walker, enjoy admiring gardens, have an interest in architecture, or just enjoy so...
  • Carrick Castles
    Near Colmonell, KA26 0LQ
    Built in the 15th century the castle once belonged to the Cathcart family. As the legend goes, the property at one time was in the hands of Sir ...
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    Carrick Castles
    High Street, Maybole, Ayrshire
    Built about the middle of the sixteenth century, the Castle is the oldest inhabited house in the town. It was the town house owned by the Earls o...
  • Carrick Castles
    Turnberry Point, Ayrshire, KA26 9LT
    Previously a stronghold for the Lords of Galloway, Turnberry Castle had passed to the Earls of Carrick and in 1271 was inhabited by Marjorie, the w...
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    Historic Sites
    40a Dalrymple Street, Girvan, Ayrshire, KA26 9AE
    The McKechnie Institute, which opened in 1889, was designed in the Scottish Baronial style with some Renaissance detailing by the Glasgow archite...
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    Historic Sites
    Turnberry Point, Ayrshire, KA26 9LT
    An icon of the area Turneberry lighthouse was built in 1873, standing 24 metres high, it takes 76 steps to reach the top. The Northern Lighthous...
  • Carrick Castles
    Near Ballantrae, KA26 0NJ
    The Kennedy family built this three-storey castle in the 15th century. However, it now sits as a ruin, mainly because stones from the building were...