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Guidebook for Craigie

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Guidebook for Craigie

Sightseeing
A perfect day out. Historic castle, gardens, an adventure playground, a huge pond with swans and ducks, small sandy coves for sandcastle building and seal spotting, restaurant, ice creams and a shop.
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Culzean Castle
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A perfect day out. Historic castle, gardens, an adventure playground, a huge pond with swans and ducks, small sandy coves for sandcastle building and seal spotting, restaurant, ice creams and a shop.
Robert Burns wrote the famous Auld Lang Syne and Tam o' Shanter - don't miss Brig o' Doon where Tam's mare lost her tail or the cottage where he was born! Child friendly museum, restaurant and walks.
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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
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Robert Burns wrote the famous Auld Lang Syne and Tam o' Shanter - don't miss Brig o' Doon where Tam's mare lost her tail or the cottage where he was born! Child friendly museum, restaurant and walks.
A short steep walk up to the ruined castle is worth it as the views are spectacular and a viewpoint gives info. Child friendly and perfect for hide and seek. A snack/coffee shop is run by volunteers.
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Dundonald Castle
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A short steep walk up to the ruined castle is worth it as the views are spectacular and a viewpoint gives info. Child friendly and perfect for hide and seek. A snack/coffee shop is run by volunteers.
Fabulous grounds with activities for children plus accompanied tours of the historic house. The old stables offers snacks and lunches.
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Dumfries House Estate
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Fabulous grounds with activities for children plus accompanied tours of the historic house. The old stables offers snacks and lunches.
Entertainment & Activities
Lots of animals to see, numerous indoor and outdoor activities. Restaurant, coffee shop and when the weather's good a BBQ!
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Heads Of Ayr Farm Park
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Lots of animals to see, numerous indoor and outdoor activities. Restaurant, coffee shop and when the weather's good a BBQ!
200 acres to walk round, an urban farm park, children's mazes, playground and the historic castle has exhibitions of historic weapons and armour. Refreshments are available and there's a gift shop.
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Dean Castle Country Park Riding Centre
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200 acres to walk round, an urban farm park, children's mazes, playground and the historic castle has exhibitions of historic weapons and armour. Refreshments are available and there's a gift shop.
Exhibitions covering Scotland's sea-faring past, afloat and ashore! Children can build and test their own model boats or steer remote control boats round the indoor pond. Restaurant and gift shops.
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Scottish Maritime Museum, Linthouse Building
6 Gottries Rd
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Exhibitions covering Scotland's sea-faring past, afloat and ashore! Children can build and test their own model boats or steer remote control boats round the indoor pond. Restaurant and gift shops.
Perfect for a "stroll along the prom, prom, prom", building sandcastles or a paddle. The children's play area is equipped with a pirate ship. Buy ice-creams, buckets and spades at the beachside kiosk.
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Troon Beach
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Perfect for a "stroll along the prom, prom, prom", building sandcastles or a paddle. The children's play area is equipped with a pirate ship. Buy ice-creams, buckets and spades at the beachside kiosk.
Art Galleries and Museums
A 40 minute drive from House of Craigie but worth it! Enjoy a walk in the surrounding park.
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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A 40 minute drive from House of Craigie but worth it! Enjoy a walk in the surrounding park.
Islands for day trips
A short ferry trip to the island capital Brodick with its impressive castle and long sandy beach. Bike hire near the ferry terminal.
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Isle of Arran
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A short ferry trip to the island capital Brodick with its impressive castle and long sandy beach. Bike hire near the ferry terminal.
A 10 minute ferry trip from Largs. Millport the island's town has a long sandy beach and bike hire - the island is 11 miles to cycle round on mainly flat roads.
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Great Cumbrae
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A 10 minute ferry trip from Largs. Millport the island's town has a long sandy beach and bike hire - the island is 11 miles to cycle round on mainly flat roads.
Rothesay on the island of Bute is a favourite for day trips with famous ice-cream from Zavaroni's and an 18 hole putting green on the prom. A trip to the impressive Mount Stuart - a huge 19th century mansion - is recommended.
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Rothesay
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Rothesay on the island of Bute is a favourite for day trips with famous ice-cream from Zavaroni's and an 18 hole putting green on the prom. A trip to the impressive Mount Stuart - a huge 19th century mansion - is recommended.
Golf Courses nearby
Play the famed Open course - 8 miles from House of Craigie
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Royal Troon Golf Club
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Play the famed Open course - 8 miles from House of Craigie
Turnberry is a world renowned bucket list golf destination. Home to the Ailsa course and host of the Open
Turnberry
Turnberry is a world renowned bucket list golf destination. Home to the Ailsa course and host of the Open
Western Gailes, established in 1897, is a classic Scottish links course lying between the railway and sea
Western Gailes Golf Club
Western Gailes, established in 1897, is a classic Scottish links course lying between the railway and sea
Dundonald Links Golf Course designed by Kyle Phillips in Ayrshire, Scotland. Host to the 2016 Ladies Scottish Open and 2017 Scottish Open
Dundonald Links
Dundonald Links Golf Course designed by Kyle Phillips in Ayrshire, Scotland. Host to the 2016 Ladies Scottish Open and 2017 Scottish Open
HOME TO THREE FANTASTIC MUNICIPAL COURSES: Darley – recently tamed, but still recognised as one of the most challenging courses to play to your handicap. Lochgreen – historical Open qualifier where Jack Nicklaus qualified for his first ever Open, a unique mix of links and parkland holes. Fullarton – the shortest of the three, where rounds often take less than three hours to complete. Ideal for the beginner, it still offers enough of a challenge for the more experienced golfer as accuracy is key on the short holes.
Troon Lochgreen Golf Course
HOME TO THREE FANTASTIC MUNICIPAL COURSES: Darley – recently tamed, but still recognised as one of the most challenging courses to play to your handicap. Lochgreen – historical Open qualifier where Jack Nicklaus qualified for his first ever Open, a unique mix of links and parkland holes. Fullarton – the shortest of the three, where rounds often take less than three hours to complete. Ideal for the beginner, it still offers enough of a challenge for the more experienced golfer as accuracy is key on the short holes.