View of Culzean Castle and its beautiful gardens.

Culzean Castle and Country Park is a must-see on any visit to South Ayrshire. Designed by 18th century, celebrity architect Robert Adam, it’s simply spectacular,...

A historic castle with turrets and small windows

Maybole Castle was a townhouse, built by the Kennedy family, Earls of Cassilis. It dates from around 1560, is the oldest inhabited...

View of the castle with the Scottish flag flying in the foreground

Royal Dundonald Castle is an oft undiscovered Scottish secret. King Robert II, grandson of Robert the Bruce, built the 14th...

Historic Stumpy clock tower with its peaked roof

Girvan’s Stumpy Tower, known as ‘Auld Stumpy’, is what remains of Girvan’s courthouse and jail. It was built in 1825-27, and is...

Greenan Castle perched on cliff top looking out to the sea

Greenan Castle is perched on a clifftop at Greenan Shore, and is a 16th century, ruined tower house looking over to the Heads of Ayr, and out to sea towards Arran and Ailsa Craig.  It was originally a...

Castle perched on the clifftop

Dunure Castle sits perched on a cliff above the pretty fishing village of Dunure. In 1357, it was claimed by the Kennedys of...

View of the tall tower remains from the street

St. John’s Tower is the tower that remains from Ayr’s original parish church, which was built around 1300. On 26th...

The fragmentary ruin is all that remains next to the sea

It’s unknown exactly when Turnberry Castle was built, but it passed to the Earls of Carrick at the beginning of the 13th century. Later that century,...