Cottages in Ayrshire

This historic county on the shores of the Firth of Clyde is the region that gave Scotland its National Bard, Robert Burns. Home to over 50 golf courses, Turnberry and Royal Toon are amongst its most famous, the freshest seafood and just a short boat ride away are the islands of Arran and Cumbrae, both foodie havens. The Isle of Arran delivers everything you need for a great day out. Wanting to dive into history? Take to Brodick Castle and Gardens, known as ‘the quintessential Victorian Highland estate’. Looking to sample great local produce? Cosy cafés and restaurants provide beers, chocolates, ice creams, and a host of other dishes you can nibble on to your heart’s content. And for nature lovers, don’t miss out on a trip up Goatfell, the island’s largest mountain and home to a wide range of wildlife – not to mention spectacular views! For a break that delivers on so many fronts, book your cottage in Ayrshire for a break from the ordinary.

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Inspiration of things to see and do in a holiday cottage in Ayrshire

Ayrshire, on the west coast of Scotland, offers a diverse range of attractions and activities to explore. Here are the top five things to see and do in Ayrshire:

  1. Culzean Castle: Visit the majestic Culzean Castle, a grand stately home perched on a cliff overlooking the Firth of Clyde. Explore the stunning interiors, beautifully landscaped gardens, and the fascinating history of this National Trust for Scotland property.

  2. Robert Burns Birthplace Museum: Discover the life and works of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, at his Birthplace Museum in Alloway. The museum showcases Burns' original manuscripts, personal belongings, and offers insights into his literary contributions.

  3. Ayr Beach: Relax and unwind at Ayr Beach, a popular sandy stretch perfect for leisurely walks, sunbathing, or even a refreshing dip in the sea. The nearby esplanade features cafes and restaurants with stunning sea views.

  4. Culzean Country Park: Adjacent to Culzean Castle, Culzean Country Park is a vast expanse of woodlands, gardens, and walking trails. Enjoy leisurely walks amidst the natural beauty and spot wildlife such as deer and red squirrels.

  5. Heads of Ayr Farm Park: If you're visiting with family, the Heads of Ayr Farm Park is a fantastic attraction. It offers a range of fun activities, including farm animal encounters, outdoor play areas, and go-karting.

Bonus: Golfing and Whisky Tasting: Ayrshire is home to several excellent golf courses, including Royal Troon and Turnberry, making it an ideal destination for golf enthusiasts. Additionally, explore the region's whisky distilleries, such as the famous Ailsa Bay Distillery, and savour some of Scotland's finest whiskies.