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Top 10 Things to See and Do around Ayrshire

Here are a few ideas of things to do, whilst staying on the Blair Estate.  Whether you are staying on an Exclusive Use basis or in one of the Self-Catering options, we have selected a suggestion of the Top 10 Things to See and Do around Ayrshire to start you off.

THE MUSEUM OF AYRSHIRE COUNTRY LIFE AND COSTUME – DALGARVEN MILL

The Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a gorgeous rural location in Ayrshire, south west Scotland.

ROBERT BURNS BIRTHPLACE MUSUEM – ALLOWAY

Self-guided tours of Burns Cottage plus museum housing manuscripts,                                             books, artefacts and artwork.

SCOTTISH MARITIME MUSEUM – IRVINE

Based in the West of Scotland, with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton, the Scottish Maritime Museum holds an important nationally recognised collection, encompassing a variety of historic vessels, artefacts and the largest collection of shipbuilding tools and machinery in the country.

DUMFRIES HOUSE AND COUNTRY PARK

Dumfries House Set in 2,000 acres, this stunning Estate and 18th-century house with its unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture has something for everyone

CULZEAN CASTLE AND COUNTRY PARK

Robert Adam’s cliff-top masterpiece rises above a world of woods, beaches,                                 secret follies and play parks.

SCOTTISH DARK SKY OBSERVATORY

The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory occupies a fantastic hilltop site on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park.

ISLE OF ARRAN

The Isle of Arran is a place where you can find a little bit of everything you’d ever want from a Scottish island. Can be reached by Ferry from Ardrossan, with a crossing that takes 55 minutes.  Known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’!  A great day out.

RIVERSIDE MUSEUM – GLASGOW

Hyper-modern museum with collections of historic vehicles                                                                     and state-of-the-art interactive displays

KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM – GLASGOW

Kelvingrove Museum opened in 1901 and is a firm favourite with local people and visitors. It has stunning architecture and a family friendly atmosphere.  Explore our 22 galleries and discover everything from art to animals, Ancient Egypt to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and so much more. We also have a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and displays.

GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE

Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland’s must-see visitor attractions. It has lots of activities to keep visitors of all ages entertained for hours. There are two acres of interactive exhibits, workshops, shows, activities, a planetarium and an IMAX cinema.

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