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Kirkmichael
red sandstone building

Kirkmichael

Kirkmichael lies 3 miles east of Maybole, and is a small, attractive village set in rolling hills. Its origins date back to the 13th century, when John de Gemmelstoun dedicated a church there to St. Michael. The current village church dates from 1787, but the surrounding churchyard reflects the village’s medieval past.

Kirkmichael features two intersecting streets, mainly occupied by white cottages, which were built for hand-weavers in the 1790’s. You can see the red sandstone McCosh Hall, gifted to the village in 1898 by James McCosh, President of Princeton University. Nearby, you’ll also find the white-painted Kirkmichael Arms pub.

Kirkmichael House lies on the south-west side of the village, and dates from the 17th century. It was home to the powerful Kennedy family, before becoming a miners’ welfare home, and later a boarding school.

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Kirkmichael
Red sandstone building

Kirkmichael Community Shop & Café

A warm welcome awaits you in this beautiful conservation village, and our friendly staff are happy to help. You’ll find many locally sourced products; such as honey, meats, free-range eggs, jams, and seasonal fruit and vegetables. Our Café menu includes...

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Kirkmichael
Fully stocked shelves in shop

Kirkmichael Community Shop and Café

A warm welcome awaits you in this beautiful conservation village, and our friendly staff are happy to help. You’ll find many locally sourced products; such as honey, meats, free-range eggs, jams, and seasonal fruit and vegetables. Our Café menu includes...

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