Rozelle Park is situated on the south side
of Ayr with a Mansion House, Art Gallery, Tea
Room, Ponds, Woodland Walks, and vast Playing
The house is open all year Monday -
Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday: 12noon - 5pm,
with a popular cafe and art gallery.
The park is used for football tournaments,
rugby, equestrian events, gala days and the
vast Ayr Flower Show in early August each
Regular buses run between Ayr Bus Station
and Alloway village, dropping off and picking
up at a bus stop by the main entrance to the
Rozelle House was originally a mansion
house at the centre of a country estate built
in the 1700s.
As the town of Ayr and village of Alloway
had grown around the estate, and the estate
had become increasingly expensive to run, the
Hamilton's of Rozelle gifted the mansion, and
grounds to the people of Ayr in 1968 to be
used for culture and recreation.
At the rear of Rozelle House is a cafe
with outdoor seating. The gardens at the rear
also contain a number of modern sculptures, a
popular spot for lazing around on sunny
The image below is of the Rozelle Cafe on
a hot day, when the garden area was very
The image below is of the inner courtyard
at Rozelle, the old stables. The Art Gallery
is situated throughout these buildings, and
in parts of the main house.
This part of the Art Gallery has a small
shop named The Mix, for gifts, jewellery,
ladies clothes and bags. The main shop is
situated in Prestwick. Tel: 01292 678
The Maclaurin Art Gallery is in a number
of buildings throughout Rozelle House. Many
of the paintings are for sale, ranging from
one hundred pounds to a few thousand pounds.
Open: Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm Sunday:
12noon - 5pm.
There are also a number of Exhibitions
throughout the year. Art Gallery
Rozelle ponds have scenic walks around
them. During cold winters, the ponds are used
as ice rinks.
The scenic village of Alloway is
about 500 yards south, and Belleisle
Park with flower gardens just across the
main road, at the main entrance to Rozelle.
Ayr town centre is about one and a half miles
See the Alloway Walk Page as Alloway
Rozelle and Belleisle are often visited at
the same time.
The image below is of Rozelle Park during
the Ayr Flower show in August. There is
parking for thousands of cars and an area
during the show for camping, camper vans and
caravans. Ayr Flower Show