Rozelle Park

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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 Playing Fields.

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 Park Run, 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. Map.

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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.

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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.

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The image below is of the Rozelle Cafe on a hot day, when the garden area was very busy.

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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 buildings.

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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.

Art Gallery Website

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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.

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The Image below is of the Remembrance Woodland.

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.

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