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Culzean Castle

Location

Situated in the West of Scotland, Ayrshire is an unspoilt county and the Poetic Heart of the country with plenty of opportunities for great day trips. Steeped in lore and legend, the area has attractions that are ancient and modern, small and grand. Notable places to visit include all the attraction on the Robert Burns Trail, and Culzean Castle.

Activities in Ayrshire

If you're a golfer you will be spoiled for choice as Ayrshire offers a huge range of challenges from municipal courses right up to Open Championship venues. Walking may be your thing and the superbly picturesque Ayrshire countryside provides a fantastic backdrop. Those who favour two wheels will find that the national cycling network in Ayrshire is well maintained.

Ayrshire is, of course, coastal and the sea offers a further range of activities. Sailing is hugely popular, as is scuba diving to view the many shipwrecks at the bottom of the Firth of Clyde. For fishermen there are many freshwater venues available in addition to the Firth or the Atlantic. If you like your sport indoors you will find a good selection of modern sports centres throughout the area offering extensive ranges of activity that will keep the kids happy and if that doesn't tire them out then head for the theme park at Loudon Castle.

If watching sport, rather than participating, is what you're after again you will find yourself spoilt for choice. What about watching horse racing at Scotland's premier venue in Ayr where twenty-five racing days are staged each year, or taking in a professional football match in either Kilmarnock or Ayr?

If it's culture and history rather than sport that you're looking for Ayrshire has it in droves. Choose from many attractions connected with the national bard, Robert Burns, or Culzean Castle, the Scottish Maritime Museum and Kelburn Country Centre, to name only a few.

In Ayrshire the choice is endless. Whatever you choose to do you'll have a great time.

There are literally hundreds of things to do in Ayrshire. You may be sporty and like to participate while at other times you may prefer to watch and be entertained. Either way Ayrshire can supply an answer.