Top places to visit in Ayrshire

1. Burns Country
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2. Visit Culzean Castle and Gardens
18th century Culzean Castle on the Ayrshire coast, Robert Adam’s final masterpieceis the most visited property of the National Trust for Scotland. Situated in approximately 600 acres of woodland and formal gardens, and boasting three miles of varied coastline

3. Visit other great Ayrshire castles and historic houses
Highlights include Blairquhan Castle, Dunure Castle (ruin), Dundonald Castle, Greenan Castle (ruin) and Rozelle Hosue in Alloway

4. Ayr town centre shopping
Ayr Central Shopping Centre is the number one shopping destination in Ayr hosting the biggest names in retail that Ayrshire has seen including Debenhams, Next, Primark, HMV, JD Sports and River Island

5. Scottish Maritime Museum
Here you will find exhibitions, ship models and a children's activity area. Guided tours start here throughout the day. You can also visit Scotland's "Cathedral to Engineering", and much of the Museum's collection inside, including shipbuilding machinery and machine tools, smaller boats, canoes, lifeboats, and much more

6. Vikingar! Largs
Award winning, action packed historical Vikingar! where you can meet real live Vikings and hear about their exploits, adventures and battles in Scotland

7. Visit Arran
On Arran you can travel back beyond the mists of time and visit prehistoric standing stones on Machrie Moor, while Brodick Castle, the Isle of Arran Heritage Museum, Balmichael Visitor Centre and Arran Aromatics are well worth a visit

8. Visit the many country and wildlife parks
Highlights are Dean Castle Country Park, Kelburn Country Park and Heads of Ayr Farm Park    

9. Attend a wealth of Ayrshire events
What's on in Ayrshire