Green metal memorial feature.


The village of Barr sits 8 miles inland from Girvan. It was originally a small hamlet where smugglers found a safe haven, close to the bays and inlets of the Ayrshire coast, but also close to the Raiders Road.

The village is situated where the River Stinchar meets the Water of Gregg, at a place known locally as ‘The Pot’; a popular picnic spot. It can be accessed from three directions, with the main route known locally as ‘The Screws’, because of the way it twists through the countryside.

Barr is a quiet, peaceful village, surrounded by lots of natural beauty. It also has strong historical links to the Covenanters, with several laid to rest in the village graveyard. You can visit the beautiful church and see the clock tower of Kirk Angus nearby.

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View of the farmhouse with hills in the background

Alton Albany Farm Bed and Breakfast

Alton Albany Farm Bed and Breakfast is a very comfortable and spacious riverside Georgian farmhouse in the picturesque Stinchar Valley of South Ayrshire.   We...

Things To Do

countryside and forest

Barr Trails

The Barr Trails are suitable for all ages and walking abilities. About 20 miles (32 km) of paths join together through the beautiful countryside and...

What's On

Image of Jupiter+ Storefront with Rachel Maclean posing in front of it.
22 September - 23 December 2023
Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Rachel Maclean: Jupiter+

Graphic illustration of young girl with red hair dancing in the street at night.
11 November 2023 - 4 February 2024
See listing for opening times

The Graphic Novel World of Metaphrog Exhibition

Festive stars lit up
Throughout November and December
Various times

Festive North Carrick

Two pieces of artwork side by side. converge:diverge Gordon Cockburn and Ronald Rae. Joint retrospective - a conversation over five decades
18 November 2023 - 28 January 2024
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A blue background with a glass slipper and the heading Cinderella.
Friday 1 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024
2pm, 12pm and 6.30pm
Prices variable – please see individual performances


A picture of Santa and Mrs Claus sining carols.
Wednesday 6 December 2023

Rotary Club of Prestwick's Annual Carol Concert

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