Rozelle Park is situated on the south
side of Ayr with a Mansion House, Art
Gallery, Tea Room, Ponds, Woodland Walks,
and vast Playing Fields.
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 year.
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 park. Map.
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 days.
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
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 north.
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