Here are some useful links to places recommended by us so you can make the most of your visit to Ayrshire.
Things to do...
Turnberry Adventures is set in the beautiful surroundings of Turnberry estate. It overlooks the ocean and offers a wide variety of activities suitable for novices, professionals and families. Junior Quads, 4x4 Off Road Driving, Quad Bikes, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Water Zorbing and more available. Open 7 days a week in July – August.
Andrew Case (Case Sport) has been providing a personal guide service organising shooting and fishing in the south west of Scotland for over 25 years for clients from the UK and overseas. He can provide a selection of bespoke sporting packages and sporting breaks for individuals and groups wishing to experience the exhilaration of country sports at its finest in this unique and magnificently picturesque corner of Scotland.
John Scott, a Scottish PGA Professional, provides a range of bespoke Scottish golf vacations, which can be customised to suit you and can include John's top class coaching. You can sample Scotland’s finest Championship Golf Courses, elegant hotels, local cuisine, top visitor attractions and everything in between. John will ensure that your pilgrimage to the golfing homeland will be an unforgettable experience.
Places to visit...
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. The castle is surrounded by an extensive estate encompassing lush woodland, landscaped gardens and a rugged coastline just waiting to be explored.
Souter Johnnie's Cottage is just a minutes walk from our Whisky Experience in the heart of Kirkoswald, Ayr. See Scottish literature come to life in this 18th-century thatched cottage, the former home of cobbler – or souter – John Davidson, the real-life Souter Johnnie immortalised in the Robert Burns poem Tam o’ Shanter. It features a thatched tavern in the garden, complete with life-sized sandstone statues of the poem’s main characters. The house also offers a taste of how the Davidson family would have lived and worked.
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son. The museum comprises the famous Burns Cottage where the poet was born, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works.
Places to eat...
Souter's Inn, part of the Costley&Costley group, is only a few minutes walk from our Whisky Experience in the village of Kirkoswald. A comfortable and relaxed restaurant and patisserie shop open for morning coffee, lunches, snacks, afternoon teas and dinner - the perfect place for a bite to eat before or after trying a few of our whiskies.
A family run Ayrshire restaurant and hotel with a comfortable relaxed ambience and an outlook across Maidens Harbour to the Holy Isle and the Isle of Arran. Wildings is well known for modern cuisine taking advantage of the lush, clean countryside and clear seas to source the very best local ingredients.
Places to stay...
Trump Turnberry Resort is an iconic landmark on the spectacular Ayrshire coastline. Turnberry is the world’s original golf resort and offers the very best in hospitality, championship golf, award winning cuisine, family adventures and a relaxing spa.
Glenapp is a luxury 5 Star Relais & Châteaux Castle Hotel hidden in 36 acres of glorious garden and woodland on the rugged and beautiful Ayrshire coast in Ballantrae. It has spectacular views across the Irish Sea to the island of Arran and the massive granite rock of Ailsa Craig. With exquisite rooms, outstanding cuisine, fine wines and exceptional service this hotel is a world apart.
Brunston Castle Self Catering Luxury Lodges are set within scenic grounds, yards from Brunston Castle Golf Course. There are 83 properties spread over a 25 acre resort. These comfortable and spacious lodges all have their own balcony to take advantages of the views over the beautiful Girvan valley.
Cosses Country House is a Boutique Hotel offering Luxury Bed and Breakfast in the beautiful South West of Scotland. Cosses offers guests luxurious dinner, bed and breakfast with accommodation set in wonderful surroundings on the banks of Crailoch Burn, a tributary of the River Stinchar. Gastronomic delights are produced in their country kitchen with their award-winning food created from the best of local organic produce.
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.