Activities and Attractions
Telephone 01292 290300
Culzean Castle and Country Park
Telephone 01655 88 44 55
Standing on a dramatic cliff top overlooking the Firth of Clyde, the castle has been associated with the Kennedy family since the 14-th century and was converted by Robert Adam between 1777 and 1792. Take a guided tour and learn about the best features of the castle, including Adam’s masterpiece, the oval staircase, as well as the fine collection of paintings and furniture.
Brodick Castle and Country Park
Telephone 01770 302202
A perfect combination of heritage, nature and relaxation. Dramatically set against the backdrop of Goat Fell Mountain, the grand castle has stunning views over Brodick Bay to the Firth of Clyde.
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Telephone 0844 493 2601
Offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son. Set among 10 acres of the poet’s cherished Alloway countryside, the museum comprises the famous Burns Cottage where the poet was born, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works.
Scottish Maritime Museum
Telephone 01294 278283
Situated on Irvine’s harbourside, the museum houses fascinating collections including shipbuilding machinery and machine tools, small boats, canoes, lifeboats and much more. There is a series of exhibitions and ship models, as well as the Linthouse engine shop, which was built in 1872.
Isle Of Arran Heritage Museum
Telephone 01770 302636
Originally the site of a small school, the present group of buildings were a croft and smiddy, and include a farmhouse, cottage, bothy, milk house, laundry, stable, coach house and harness room. The exhibits reflect the social history, archaeology and geology of the island.
Rozelle House Galleries
Telephone 01292 445447
A beautiful 18th century mansion house set in lovely gardens. Also home to South Ayrshire Council’s art and museum collections, which include some fascinating local memorabilia and regalia from former burghs. The Stable Block has been converted to form the Maclaurin Galleries, housing international touring exhibitions of contemporary art as well as a wealth of beautiful pieces from the Maclaurin Trust’s own permanent collection.