Rozelle Park is situated on the south
side of Ayr. This historic estate features
the original 1760s Mansion House, The
Maclaurin Art Gallery, Rozelle Tea Room, as
well as Ponds, Woodland Walks, and vast
Rozelle House Museum & Galleries is open
all year Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm,
Sunday: 12noon - 5pm. The Maclaurin Gallery
has the same opening hours. Rozelle Tea
Room is open from 9am.
The park is used every Saturday for a
and hosts football and rugby training and
tournaments, orienteering, dog agility
competitions, and music festivals
throughout the year.
Regular buses run between Ayr and
Rozelle entrance, or to The Loaning on the
east side of the Park, with short walks
from the bus stops to Rozelle House.
Rozelle House was originally a mansion
house at the centre of a country estate
built in 1754.
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 House. Beside the
courtyard is the old stables. The Maclaurin
Art Gallery is situated in these
The Maclaurin Trust was established
following the bequest of Mrs Mary Ellen
Maclaurin, who died in 1971, and who wished
to have an Art Gallery or Museum erected
within the Royal Burgh of Ayr in memory of
her husband, James Henry Maclaurin. The
Maclaurin Gallery opened in June 1976, and
offers a rare chance to enjoy a wide range
of works from local, national and
internationally acclaimed artists.
Rozelle ponds have scenic walks around
them. You can also find the Remembrance
Woodland, which features wood carvings to
commemorate the First World War. Follow the
poppy signposts, or visit Rozelle House and
pick up a map.
The Image below is of the Remembrance
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.