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Ayr
Wallace Tower

Wallace Tower

The Wallace Tower was built in 1882 replacing the first Wallace tower (Auld tour) which was owned by the Wallace family of Craigie and is located in Ayr’s High Street and is a Neo Gothic monument standing 113 ft in height.  The tower was designe...
Ayr
Red and black cannon

Ayr Citadel

Ayr Citadel was built in 1657 on the command of Oliver Cromwell, after the English Civil War and the abolition of the monarchy, to hold down a war weary, hostile Scottish population. It could house a garrison of up to 1000 troops, and was designed to be...
Turnberry
Turnberry castle ruin

Turnberry Castle

It’s unknown exactly when Turnberry Castle was built, but it passed to the Earls of Carrick at the beginning of the 13th century. Later that century, Marjorie, Countess of Carrick married Robert de Brus, and their son ...
Ayr
St John's Tower

St John's Tower

St. John’s Tower is the tower that remains from Ayr’s original parish church, which was built around 1300. On 26th April 1315, a meeting of the Parliament in Scotland and the Scots nobility was convened in St. John’s Kirk, and at this meeting, the ...
Dunure
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 as ‘a grate and pleasand strong house, the most ancient habitation of the su...
Ayr
Greenan castle ruin

Greenan Castle

Greenan Castle is perched on a clifftop at Greenan Shore, and is a 16th century, ruined tower house looking over to the Heads of Ayr, and out to sea towards Arran and A...
Girvan
Stumpy tower

Stumpy Tower

Girvan’s Stumpy Tower, known as ‘Auld Stumpy’, is what remains of Girvan’s courthouse and jail. It was built in 1825-27, and is now the town’s most prominent landmark.  You’ll find it on central Knockcushan Street, the s...
Dundonald
Dundonald Castle

Dundonald Castle and Visitor Centre

Dundonald Castle is a splendid example of a 14th-century medieval tower house, with a fine barrel-vaulted ceiling in the lower hall. Sitting on a prominent hilltop in Dundonald village, Dundonald Castle commands fine views over the Firth of Clyde. Th...
Maybole
Maybole castle

Maybole Castle

Maybole Castle was a townhouse, built by the Kennedy family, Earls of Cassilis. It dates from around 1560, is the oldest inhabited house in Maybole, and an example of the 28 gentlemen’s houses that were built around the town.   ...
Maybole
Culzean castle

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park is a must-see on any visit to South Ayrshire. Designed by 18th century, celebrity architect Robert Adam, it’s simply spectacular, nestled among the cliffs on the approach from the winding Carrick ...
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