Row of stone cottages in Straiton village.


The village of Straiton sits on the River Girvan, and dates mainly from the 18th century. It lies tucked away in the hills between Kirkmichael, Dalmellington, Crosshill, and Maybole.

Nearby, you’ll find Blairquhan Castle, now a 5-star hotel, boasting beautiful woodland, landscaped gardens and a walled garden. The house was the historic home of the Hunter-Blair baronets, and was used as the location for the movie ‘The Queen’, starring Helen Mirren. You can take a short walk from the village to the falls of Tairlaw Linn, the first of a set of waterfalls on the Water of Girvan, close to Tairlaw Farm. At the middle section of Tairlaw Linn, the water splits into several shorter waterfalls, before making a spectacular drop into a deep plunge pool.


Eat and Drink

Outside Cafe the buck

Café The Buck

Café The Buck is a little tearoom / café in the stunning village of Straiton, lying at the doorstep of the Galloway Forest Park. Quality...

Things To Do

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Straiton Trails

Straiton is a picturesque village situated in the heart of the Galloway Hills, near the River Girvan. It’s a popular destination for visitors looking to...

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
See listing for opening hours


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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