red sandstone building


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.


Eat and Drink

Rocky road traybake

Kirkmichael Community Shop and Cafe

A warm welcome awaits you in Kirkmichael Community Shop and Cafe in this beautiful conservation village, and our friendly staff are happy to help. You’ll...

Things To Do

Turnberry castle ruin

Lyon Tours Scotland

Lyon Tours Scotland provides guiding services for a variety of tours in South Ayrshire or throughout Scotland. These tours are half-day, full-day, and extended tours...

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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