Local Area

Here are some useful links to places recommended by us so you can make the most of your visit to Ayrshire.

  • Visit

    Alex Begg & Co.

    Est. 1866, Alex Begg produces luxurious cashmere scarves and throws for the Begg & Co brand as well as for some of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses. Shop at their outlet store in Ayr or arrange a private tour to see the looms in action.

    Visit Alex Begg website
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    Annandale Distillery

    Drive down into Dumfries & Galloway and you can visit the once derelict Annandale Distillery, which was lovingly revived in 2014. Enjoy a tour and tasting followed by lunch in the Maltings Coffee Shop, which is dog friendly!

    Visit Annandale Distillery website
  • Stay

    Ayrshire Bed & Breakfast Association

    ABBA is an association of over 50 Bed and Breakfasts in Ayrshire, whose owners go just a little bit further to make your stay special.

    Visit ABBA Website
  • Play

    Ayrshire Golf Scotland

    Golf and whisky are a match made in heaven and Ayrshire is a golfers dream! Home to nearly 50 courses including 3 Open Championship courses, 5 of the UK's top 100 and 4 of Golf Digests worlds best 100 courses. Find out everything about Golf in Ayrshire.

    Visit Ayrshire Golf Scotland website
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    Bladnoch Distillery

    A scenic one hour drive from us is the most southerly distillery in Scotland, Bladnoch. Recently re-opened, enjoy a tour of this 200 year old distillery and lunch in Cafe Melba is highly recommended.

    Visit Bladnoch Distillery website
  • Stay

    Blairquhan Castle Estate Cottages

    Set within the stunning Blairquhan Castle Estate, only 10 miles away, are eight stunning self-catering holiday cottages. Surrounded by stunning views of Ayrshire countryside and near to Blairquhan Castle, a 5 star exclusive use venue.

    Visit Blairquhan website
  • Play

    Cook School Scotland

    Located near Kilmarnock, it is the ultimate venue to experience new tastes and try different cuisines. There are over 15 different themes to choose from for day or evening cooking classes or sit back and watch their chef's cook on a demo and dine evening.

    Visit the Cook School website
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    Crafty Gin Distillery

    A scenic hour's drive into Galloway brings you to the Crafty Distillery. Take a tour around this modern gin distillery, learn their grain to glass approach and try the Hills & Harbour Gin. Visit Tree Bar & Cafe to taste the very best local produce.

    Visit Crafty Distillery website
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    Culzean Castle & Country Park

    Culzean Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions and is only a few miles drive from us. Its dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history and beautiful surroundings make it a great place for a family day out.

    Visit NTS Website
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    Dumfries House

    Saved for the nation by HRH Prince Charles, you can tour the 18th-Century house which contains the worlds largest collection of Chippendale furniture. Also explore the stunning 2,000 acre estate with woodland walks, walled gardens and maze.

    Visit Dumfries House website
  • Stay

    Glenapp Castle

    Although only 20 miles from our Whisky Experience, Glenapp Castle is truly a hidden gem. A luxury five star castle hotel set within breath-taking gardens and surrounded by sea views, all rooms are individually designed and lavishly furnished.

    Visit Glenapp Castle website
  • Eat

    Glenapp Castle Restaurant

    This award-winning restaurant serves stunning Scottish cuisine. Indulge in a six course dining experience or a three course lunch menu, all showcasing locally sourced produce, or relax and enjoy a luxury afternoon tea experience in the drawing room.

    Visit Glenapp Castle website

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