Discover the dramatic beauty of Ayrshire, South West Scotland, and enjoy this historic destination from the comfort and luxury of one of Turnberry's ocean view rooms.
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With stretches of sandy beaches, vibrant town centres and an array of historical and sporting activities, Ayrshire has something for everyone.
Explore the tales of Scotland’s most famous Bard, Robert Burns or discover the legend of Robert the Bruce. Taste some of Scotland’s most unique whiskies, take a boat trip out to the iconic Ailsa Craig or even tee off on one of Ayrshire’s other Open Championship golf courses at Old Prestwick and Royal Troon.
Also close at hand is the magnificent Culzean Castle, only a few miles from Trump Turnberry. With acres of woodland to explore plus the new Adventure Cove play area, it provides all the ingredients for a wonderful day out.
Journey a little further from this magnificent Ayrshire base and discover the dynamic, pulsating heart of Glasgow, one of Europe's most exciting cities, and beautiful, historic Edinburgh, home to the world's largest international arts festival.
Using Trump Turnberry as your base, discover a variety of experiences including:
• Culzean Castle 6km/3,7 miles
• The Whisky Experience in Kirkoswald, 5km/3.2 miles
• Burns National Heritage Park 20km/12.4 miles
• Dean Castle Country Park 43 km/26.7 miles
• Rozelle House Galleries 23km/14.2 miles
• Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine 35km/ 21.8 miles
• The Dunaskin Experience in Patna 22km/13.6 miles
• Vikingar in Largs 54km/33.5 miles
• Dumfries House, Cumnock, 44km/27.6 miles
Places of Interest in Ayrshire.
Culzean Castle. 6km / 3.7 miles
Cuzean, (pronounced “Culayn”,) Castle is a “must-visit” attraction. Impressively perched on the cliffs high above the sandy coves of the Ayrshire coast, the castle was designed by the famous 18th century architect Robert Adam and is and is filled to the turrets with treasures that tell the stories of the people who lived here. Amongst these was General, later President, Eisenhower who was given the apartment at the top of the castle in recognition of his role as Supreme commander of the Allied Forces during the Second World War.
This glorious estate, now in the care of the National Trust and open to the public, is planted with conifers and beech, sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves, and finished off with a Swan Pond, an ice house, flamboyant formal gardens and fruit-filled glasshouses.
The Electric Brae. 9km / 5.5 miles
Just a couple of miles further on along the coast road to Ayr is the phenomenon known as the Electric Brae where due to an optical illusion, the road appears to be climbing when, in fact, it’s descending. Lots of motorists at this point can’t resist the experience of free-wheeling “downhill” only to find themselves slowly stopping as they actually ascend. You may also want to try it, but take care, normal traffic will be looking to pass!
Dunure. 16.9 km / 10.5 miles
Continue on this road to Dunure and you will enjoy the finest coastal views in Scotland, taking in Ailsa Craig, Arran and even, on a clear day, the Mull of Kintyre. At Dunure there is both a pretty fishing village and harbour and the romantic ruined 14th century castle, original home of the Kennedys of Carrick. The castle has a violent history and was largely destroyed in the 17th century, the Kennedys building themselves the Culzean classical mansion in the more settled times of the late 18th century.
The Burns National Heritage Monument. 22.5 km / 14 miles
Reaching Alloway, another four miles on an another “can’t miss” venue is the Burns Heritage Centre, comprising six linked sites, including the cottage in which Scotland’s most famous poet was born, the monument and garden and the museum. Burns’ poetry, (and Burns’ night), is celebrated all over the world, and the museum has exceptional inter-active displays interpreting not just Burns’ work, but also his life and times. The museum is an impressive piece of modern design and also has an excellent café.
The Rozelle House Galleries. 24 km / 14.5 miles
A little further into the popular seaside town of Ayr, is Rozelle House, now a major display venue with a varied programme of exhibitions, events and workshops. It’s also the permanent home to Alexander Goudie's brilliant Tam O' Shanter cycle of paintings.
The Whisky Experience. 5km / 2 miles
Closer to home, in the village of Kirkoswald, is the A D Rattray Whisky Experience, and whether you are a novice to Scotch Whisky or a real connoisseur you will find your visits to the Whisky Experience absolutely fascinating.. You can sample some of Scotland's finest whiskies in the sampling room, view or buy from a diverse selection of whiskies including lesser known individual cask bottlings, make up your own bottle with personalised label.
The Duneskin Experience, Patna. 22km / 13.6
If you are interested in industrial heritage, visit Europe's best preserved Victorian Ironworks in the heart of the beautiful Ayrshire countryside. Dunaskin has been rated 4-star by the Scottish Tourist Board. The Museum has a Visitors' Centre with Audio Visual Presentation, gift shop and restaurant.
The Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine. 35km / 22 miles.
The Scottish Maritime Museum holds an important nationally recognised and varied collection of historic ships, artefacts, shipbuilding machinery, machine tools, several small vessels, canoes, lifeboats and other fascinating personal items. It holds many events, which are worth checking out.
Dumfries House, Cumnock. 44km / 27.6 miles.
Famously saved from decline by Prince Charles, Dumfries House, designed by the great Robert Adam is now thriving, with many attractions. It is best experienced by joining one of the tours, which are worth checking out before visiting.
Vikingar, Largs. 54km / 33.5 miles
The award winning Vikingar is situated adjacent to the promenade in the beautiful coastal town of Largs, and boasts views over the Firth of Clyde, the Isles of Cumbrae and beyond. The historical and action packed Viking Experience uses actors and multi-media to transport the visitor back through history to the days of the Vikings who regularly attacked these very shores until the final Battle of Largs in 1216.