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Good to get perspective on where you are relative to major Scottish cities and landmarks.  From Turnberry to Glasgow, you are just over a 1 hour drive.  One hour to Ardrossan where you catch a ferry to Isle of Arran. Many landmark towns are 5 -30 minutes away. You will be looking at the Irish Sea.


You can walk to this local icon from Ayrshire Abode and enjoy a coffee or something stronger as you sit outside this converted lighthouse and look out to Ailsa Craig and Arran in the Irish Sea. It sits on land incorporated into Ayrshire's Coastal Path (108miles).


If in Ayrshire, you have to visit Robert Burns Birthplace - Alloway.  Treat yourself to some of the most revered poetry from the Scottish Bard (poet). He has connections with Kirkoswald through the characters in his "Tam O'Shanter".


This South Ayrshire beacon, a plug of granite leftover from volcanic activity, guides many Ayrshire lads and lassies home.  It is worth reading about but even better sail to it and spot seals and appreciate the bird sanctuary on the home of the world's curling stone quarry.


Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle has a rich history including its link with Eisenhower during WWII.  That history is protected by the National Trust of Scotland.  This beautiful castle sits on a cliff above the Irish Sea and its estate has much to offer.  You could easily spend a day here.


A vibrant art gallery sits inside Rozelle Park in Ayr.  Home to local artists and the internationally acclaimed.  This is a great place to give your patronage while visiting Burns' Birthplace - both can be see in one day.  Your host's first painting exhibited was hung in this gallery when she was 14 years old.


Ayrshire Landmarks

Birthplace of King Robert the Bruce and Rabbie Burns


Dunure is a fishing village dating back to the early 19th century on the coast of South Ayrshire, 5 miles north west of Maybole. Home to the ruins of Dunure Castle with a picnic area and car park facilities, and nearby is Kennedy Park with a skate park, children’s play area and toilets. Known for The Anchorage and Harbourside eateries and  its association with Outlander series.


Turnberry Castle and
Robert the Bruce

The King who was best known as King Robert the Bruce, was born at Turnberry Castle in 1274.  It was the seat of the Earls of Carrick.  Today only the ruins of the castle's cellars and vaults remain on the coast between Kirkoswald and Maybole, adjacent to Turnberry Golf Course.   Turnberry lighthouse was built on part of the castle's site in 1873, and still stands today. From there you can see some of the caves associated with the castle.

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