Monkton is a small village just 1.5 miles north of Prestwick, bordering on the perimeter of Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

A tower-like building on the hill beside Monkton was originally a windmill, and later a dovecot. On the other side of the Prestwick Airport runway, another structure, the Shaw Monument, was used to house hunting falcons.

Monkton Old Church is a historic old building, where the story goes that William Wallace fell asleep while weary from battle, but awoke with a new resolve to fight on against the English.

Near the village, you’ll see the MacRae monument or ‘Orangefield Family Burial Ground’. It was built in 1750 for the MacRae family from Orangefield House, once known as Monkton House.

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Eat and Drink

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Brewers Fayre Monkton Lodge

Whether you’re fuelling up before days out in Ayr or joining us for some tasty pub grub in the evening, our cosy Monkton Lodge Brewers...

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
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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 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

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