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Whats On in Ayrshire

Events throughout the year and the main attractions.

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Ayr Racecourse

June Racenight Wed Mon 05 June
Totepool Raceday Mon 12 June
Tennent's Race Night Fri 23 June
Scottish Sun Raceday Sat 24 June
www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk. Google Map.

Ayr Racecourse

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Robert Burns is Scotland's most famous poet. This modern visitor centre with large car park has a licensed restaurant, gift shop and a theatre that shows short films every hour about the life of Robert Burns. The Burns Museum is open daily. Admission charges to the museum are about adults £8 / children £6. The gift shop and restaurant are free to visit.
www.burnsheritagepark.com. Google Map.

Robert Burns Birthplace

Burns Cottage & Museum

The Burns Cottage Museum is situated about half of a mile north of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Admission to the cottage is included in Birthplace Museum entry as well as the Gardens, Auld Kirk where his father is buried and the Brig O Doon. The cottage shows life as it was when Burns lived there and there is a small museum next to the cottage displaying some of Burns original work. The scenic estates of Rozelle and Belleisle are next to Alloway, so are worth a visit too, they are free to visit. Website:
Website . Google Map . Photo Tour.

 Burns Cottage Alloway

Heads of Ayr Farm Park

The Heads of Ayr Farm Park is situated about two miles south of Ayr off the A719 coastal road. The park has over 50 animals and numerous play areas. There are pony rides, quad bikes and miniature quad bikes for younger kids. Tel: 01292 441 210.
. Google Map.

Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Waverley Paddle Steamer

The Waverley paddle steamer steams out of Ayr, Girvan and Largs to the islands of Ailsa Craig, Cumbrae, Bute and Arran from May until August. View the website for timetables of the Tel: 0845 130 4647.
www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk . Google Map.

Waverley Paddle Steamer

Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

A 'living museum' with significant industrial steam and diesel locomotives that have been restored and can be viewed working in an authentic setting. The Steam Trains run most Sundays in July and August. Tel: 01292 269 260.
Website . Google Map.

Scottish Industrial Railway Centre image

Whiskey Experience and Whiskey Shop

The Whiskey Experience and Whiskey Shop opened in the village of Kirkoswald in South Ayrshire in 2012, 14 miles south of Ayr on the A77. Whether you are a novice to Scotch Whiskey or a real connoisseur you will find your visits to the Whiskey Experience absolutely fascinating. Tel: 01655 760 308.
. Google Map.

Whisky Experience and Whiskey Shop Kirkoswald

Ayrshire Arts & Crafts Fair

The Ayrshire Arts & Crafts Fair is held 1 day each month either at Troon Walker Hall or Troon Concert Hall. Items that can be found at the fair include Jewelry, Handbags, Photography, Paintings, Teddy Bears, Wood Turning, Quilting, Greeting Cards, Stained Glass, Pottery, Candles, Soaps and much more.

Ayshire Arts and Crafts Fair

Suggestions for days out view: Ayrshire's Main Attractions

For a substantial list of events throughout 2016, visit the websites:


Culzean Castle & Country Park: for some outdoor events throughout the year.

Dean Castle & Country Park: for some outdoor events throughout the year.

Cinema, Concert & Theatre Links

Below are links to sites that list Films, Theatrical events and Concerts currently running in Ayrshire or will be on show in the following months.

Odeon Cinema Ayr: three screens with a wide variety of films for all ages.

Gaiety Theatre Ayr: one large stage hosting a wide range of theatrical events.

Odeon Cinema Kilmarnock: three screens with a wide range of films for all ages.

Palace Theatre Kilmarnock: hosting a wide range of rock, pop & theatrical events. Tickets/Events.

Magnum Leisure Centre Irvine: at times hosts rock and pop concerts, wrestling and more.

Vikingar Leisure Centre & Theatre Largs: one smallish theatre plus a cinema showing the Viking invasion of Largs.

Main Annual Events

Burns Festival - held over 3 days in May with music, visual arts and normaly finished off with fireworks

Ayr County Show - annual agricultural show held at Ayr Racecourse in May

Ayr Flower Show - annual flower show held at Rozelle Park in August

Northfield Bowling - National Championships in July at Northfield Bowling Club

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