Harbour with small boats.


Picture-perfect Dunure is a must-see destination on the Ayrshire tourist trail. Clamber around the rocks beside an ancient castle that clings to a cliff overlooking a pretty harbour, enjoy the Dunure Labyrinth, or just relax with photo opportunities everywhere.  

Dunure Castle was the original home of the Kennedys of Carrick, who ruled over much of South West Scotland. Its story is steeped in medieval history, from gory tales of intrigue, torture and daring escape, to royal visits from Mary Queen of Scots.  

At the harbour, you can enjoy something to eat, or an ice cream as you soak up the sunshine. Fish, enjoy a dip in the sea, or just appreciate the unique atmosphere that inspired the crew of TV’s Outlander to transform Dunure into one of their most notable locations.

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Eat and Drink

Mussels and fries


The Anchorage has a charming cosy interior with real fires for that homely feel and a sunny enclosed beer garden to enjoy a pint and...


A fireplace next to a cabin with rocking chairs

Mount Freedom Cabins

Mount Freedom Cabins are three, beautifully designed, cosy log cabins have been built with relaxation in mind. Set on the edge of secluded woodland and...

Things To Do

Dunure Castle

Dunure Castle

Dunure Castle sits perched on a cliff above the pretty fishing village of Dunure. In 1357, it was claimed by the Kennedys of Carrick, and was described...
Dunure beach with castle in background

Dunure Beach

Dunure beach is mainly rock and shingle, but the rocks are perfect for climbing, exploring and studying rock pools. If you walk up to the...

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+

A picture of an elf dancing on the snow and the title tays Elffy's Christmas Adventure.
Wednesday 6 December 2023
3 to £6

Gaiety on Tour: Elffy’s Christmas Adventure! – The Carrick Centre, Maybole

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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Smiling family of three wearing santa hats.
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November 2023
12 noon - 4pm

Festive Family Fun in Ayr Town Centre

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