Local attractions

Dean Castle Country Park

Beautiful woodland walks, adventure playground, urban farm, visitor centre, cafe, shop and a fantastic 14th century castle

Dumfries House

A beautiful stately home designed by the Adam brothers, and one of Scotland's best kept heritage secrets

Dick Institute

One of the most important cultural venues in the south-west of Scotland, featuring the largest museum and galleries space in Ayrshire as well as East Ayrshire's central library

Craufurdland Estate

Explore the beautiful Craufurdland Estate which offers weddings, castle getaways, outdoor activities, canine castle and more

Baird Institute

Located in Cumnock's town centre, the Baird Institute holds many collections including a wide range of resources on the history of Cumnock and the Doon Valley area

Burns House Museum

The museum and library can be found in the cobbled back streets of Mauchline where Robert Burns lived and worked between 1784 and 1788.

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Located within one of only a few ‘gold tier’ Dark Sky Parks in the world, sitting upon a fantastic hilltop within Craigengillan Estate, Dalmellington

Burns Monument Centre

History of the Burns Monument, located in the beautiful grounds of the Kay Park, Kilmarnock