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Mini guide to Kilmarnock


Situated in the heart of East Ayrshire, Kilmarnock is a town where you are assured of a warm welcome. Steeped in the history of Scottish kings and heroes, this Scottish town offers visitors the treasures of Scottish history and culture as well as enjoy glorious scenery.

Kilmarnock boasts castles and monuments dating back centuries. Most striking is Dean Castle, with its collection of arms and armour and the extensive country park which surrounds it. Dating from the 13th century, Kilmarnock House is another site of interest, built by the famous Boyd family.

At the towns center the Robert Burns statue venerates Scotland's favorite poet and his printer, John Wilson. Nearby Kay Park also hosts an impressive red sandstone monument to the poet. Here stands a striking Corinthian column, erected in the memory of Scottish pioneer, as well as the Dick Institute Museum and Art Gallery.

Kilmarnock town is the largest shopping center in the region and presents the visitor an opportunity to sample a wide selection of hearty Scottish fares. The number one activity pursued by most however is an afternoon game of golf on the countless world-class golf courses on offer nearby.

Exploring the surrounding region is similarly rewarding. The road network is easy to follow, and scenic routes like the Galloway Forest Tourist Route, wind you through the beautiful countryside. To the West, The Isle of Arran is known as 'Scotland in miniature' - a condensed version of mountains and lochs surrounded by a stunning coastline. Most visited are the strange standing stones on Machrie Moor and the splendid Brodick Castle. A comfortable distance from town is the town of Irvine on the coast, which offers quick and reliable ferry services to the Isle.

The obvious choice for arriving by air is Prestwick International Airport, 32 miles south of Glasgow. The M77 road link and frequent rail and bus services (45mins) to Glasgow make this a convenient arrival point. Kilmarnock is easily accessible from this hub by car, coach and train. Motorists can reach Kilmarnock via the A71. An hourly train service (duration: 40 minutes) departs from Glasgow Central station.

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