Local Area

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

  • Visit

    Greendolphins Glass Studio

    Situated two doors down from our Whisky Experience, at The OldSchoolhouse, is Greendolphins Glass. Here in his studio artist Duncan Stewart creates beautiful pieces of kiln-formed (fused) glass. The Studio is open to the public: check website for hours.

    Visit Greendolphins Glass website
  • Eat

    Home Cook School

    Situated just 5 miles away in the village of Maybole, Home Cook School offers bespoke cooking courses including Scottish themed lessons using local seasonal produce. Staying locally but don't want to cook? Then their catering service can come to you!

    Visit Home Cook School website
  • Visit

    Isle of Arran Distillery

    Take a short ferry ride over to the Isle of Arran, known as Scotland in miniature, to visit The Arran Distillery. Take a tour to learn how the unique character of Arran whisky is crafted and we also highly recommend a visit to the CASKS Cafe!

    Visit Arran Whisky website
  • Visit

    Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

    Explore the famous sites in Alloway where Burns lived and was inspired to write including Burns Cottage, Brig O' Doon and Alloway Auld Kirk and within the Museum itself listen to his words and handle objects connected to Scotland's favourite son.

    Visit Burns Museum website
  • Visit

    Souter Johnnie's Cottage

    Located in the middle of the village and 2 minutes walk from us, is Souter Johnnie's Cottage. The thatched 18th century cottage was home of the shoemaker immortalised by Robert Burns in Tam o’ Shanter. Opening times vary so please check ahead.

    Visit NTS website
  • Eat

    Souters Inn

    Situated 2 minutes walk from our Whisky Experience, Souters Inn offers rustic menus with popular dishes complemented by their hand-made cakes, pastries, chocolates and ice-creams. Open every day, 9am till late, for breakfast, snacks, lunch and suppers.

    Visit Souters Inn website
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    The Clydeside Distillery

    While staying in Ayrshire why not make the short journey to Glasgow and visit our sister company, The Clydeside Distillery in Glasgow. Learn about Glasgow's fascinating whisky heritage, tour the Clydeside Distillery itself and enjoy the cafe and shop.

    Visit The Clydeside website
  • Stay

    The Eisenhower at Culzean Castle

    Only a few minutes from us is The Eisenhower at Culzean Castle is a small, country house hotel, located on the upper floors of Culzean Castle. Enjoy luxury castle bedrooms, fine dining and superb panoramic views across to Arran.

    Visit Culzean Eisenhower website
  • Stay

    Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort

    Turnberry Resort enjoys a spectacular coastal setting with breathtaking views of Ailsa Craig. Choose from opulent Deluxe Ocean View Rooms, unforgettable Suites and self-catering Apartments that are ideal for groups and families.

    Visit Turnberry Website
  • Eat

    Trump Turnberry Restaurants

    From the superior 1906 restaurant, to the laid-back Duel in the Sun, the timeless Grand Tea Lounge and the iconic Turnberry Lighthouse Halfway House, there are dining options for all tastes only a few minutes drive from our Whisky Experience.

    Visit Turnberry Website
  • Play

    Trump Turnberry Spa

    The opulent Spa at Turnberry has a selection of heat experiences including sauna, jacuzzi and steam room or unwind by their infinity swimming pool with views across the Irish sea. Indulge in a wide range of exquisite treatments using ESPA products.

    Visit Turnberry Website
  • Play

    Turnberry Adventures

    Turnberry Adventures, set within the nearby Turnberry estate, offer a wide variety of activities including Junior Quads, 4x4 Off Road Driving, Quad Bikes, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Water Zorbing. Open 7 days a week in July – August.

    Visit Turnberry Adventures Website

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