Ayrshire & Arran offers a vast range of experiences for the cultural tourist whether you want to discover history and heritage, outdoor pursuits or a range of exciting events and festivals.

Neolithic standing stones on Arran’s Machrie Moor, the 18th century Dumfries House and the ancient ruins of Turnberry Castle, considered to be the birthplace of Robert the Bruce in 1274. William Wallace spent his formative years in Ayrshire and the grand Wallace Tower stands proudly in the centre of Ayr High Street.

Ayrshire & Arran also has strong links with another Scottish icon, Robert Burns. All across Ayrshire you can discover fascinating tributes to the life and work of Scotland’s National Bard. Check out the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, a world-class attraction that houses the most important Burns collection in the world.

You can visit Culzean castle, which is perched on a cliff-top overlooking Ailsa Craig and the Firth of Clyde, and take a tour of Dumfries House, one of Scotland’s most beautiful stately homes. Also, nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock, Dean Castle boasts a beautiful country park covering 200 acres.

The beautiful Isle of Arran, often referred to as ‘Scotland in Miniature’ can provide a wonderful historic odyssey, all in one day. Check out the haunting standing stones on Machrie Moor that date back to Neolithic times. Finally, complete your tour of Ayrshire & Arran’s history and heritage tour with the wonderful Brodick Castle and the nearby Arran Heritage Museum.

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TurasG has much more to offer to the cultural tourist. You can also find out about the Greater Gàidhealtachd in Northern Ireland following the links below:




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TurasG has more to offer to the cultural tourist. You can find out about the Greater Gàidhealtachd in the Bordering Regions in the Republic of Ireland below: