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Best things to do in East Ayrshire

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“Robert Burns is Scotlands National Bard (Poet). The Robert Burns Museum is located in his birthplace of Alloway Village which adjoins Ayr to the South. As well as the Museum there is also Burns Cottage, where he was born, Burns Monument with it's beautiful gardens,the Brig O' Doon which featured in one of his most famous poems, Tam O' Shanter and the Auld Kirk ruins where his parents are buried (and rumoured to be haunted). If you are ready for a refreshment the Burns Monument Hotel offers food and drink at reasonable prices.”
24 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“When Dumfries House was saved for the Nation in 2007, the purchase included 2,000 acres of wider estate. Today, the core Estate is an oasis of wonderful parkland, gardens and woodland walks that connect our estate buildings, many of which are home to our Educational Programmes. There is also 500 acres of mature woodland to explore, and a 900-acre Home Farm run in partnership with Morrisons supermarket.”
5 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“You can't come to Ayrshire and miss Robert Burns. My luve is like a red red rose fame......”
5 locals recommend
Cafe
“An excellent restaurant and bar with an extensive menu to suit all tastes. Highly recommended.”
8 locals recommend
Lodging
“Beautiful place. Very Scottish. Tam o Shanter themed. Good food but be warned, the service sometimes lets them down in my experience. ”
8 locals recommend
Establishment
“Ayr Racecourse is Scotland’s only Grade 1 track and home to the jewels in the crown of Scottish Racing – the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival in April and the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival in September. In 2019 we have 32 fixtures, many of them having live entertainment. There is something for everyone at Scotland’s premier racecourse.”
4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Lovely walks, restaurant, cafe, play park. Saved by the intervention of His Royal Highness, The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay in 2007, Dumfries House combines the neoclassical architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale and leading 18th-century Scottish cabinet makers. Visitors can explore this stunning 2,000 acre estate 365 days a year, with free entry and parking.”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Part of the Buzzwords restaurant chain this is a lovely venue for lunch and dinner - great menu and ambiance”
5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Prestwick Golf Club, the Birthplace of the Open Championship, welcomes all golfers from around the world to come and enjoy their testing historic Links. Situated on a stretch of golfing terrain unrivalled in the world, Prestwick is less than a couple of hours travel from all the other Open Championship courses in Scotland and is a must play for any discerning lover of the game.”
6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Recently renovated and beautifully decorated. Good food and drinks. There is a nice bar next door (T-Bar) with live music most nights.”
3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Recommended by Dave. A great Historic Scotland attraction and very close by. Children can dress up as princesses or knights and "storm" the castle up the hill! There is also a fun question sheet for the children to fill in and learn about the castle history. Good exhibition and excellent cake in the visitor centre. Although not attached, there is also a children's playground just behind the visitor centre and car park. Free parking but watch out - it's easy to miss the turning into Winehouse Yett in Dundonald!”
6 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Beautiful walks, feed the ducks and a fantastic coffee shop and art gallery”
5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This place is a bit of a drive at night but offers an awesome experience of stargazing through an​ enormous​ telescope.”
4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Ayr Central is covered shopping centre in Ayr, Scotland. Built on a former brown field site on Kyle Street, which had been abandoned for fifteen years, the development cost £75 million. It was opened ahead of schedule in March 2007, with the opening of the first Debenhams store in Ayrshire.”
3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock and offers something for the whole family to enjoy. You can explore the park using scenic paths and trails - each season brings with it ever changing plants and wildlife to see along the way. Visit the Urban Farm Paddocks, and meet Eriskay ponies and Hebridean sheep. Spot dragonflies in the lagoons and herons on the pond.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“This beautifully restored country house boats 10 miles of mature trails surrounding the premises with stunning scenery. A perfect location for a family day out in lots of fresh air.”
5 locals recommend