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Experience Ayrshire

Introducing ‘Burns Country’ - home to charming seaside towns, wide open countryside, islands, castles, country homes, forests, golf courses… and the birthplace of Scotland’s favourite son, Robert Burns.  Whether it’s a relaxing break sightseeing or an exhilarating time enjoying the region’s amazing choice of outdoor activities, your perfect holiday is right here on your doorstep at Brunston Castle. Take the short ferry trip to Arran for the very best of Scotland in miniature; remarkable scenery, food, wildlife and, of course, whisky! If you tire of the country, head for the city; Glasgow is yours in an hour or, for the more adventurous, even a day trip to Belfast is possible!


Whisky Tasting

A delight for any whisky enthusiast, A. D. Rattray are independent whisky bottlers established in 1868 and just six miles from the estate.

Galloway Forest Park

Explore the rolling Galloway glens and hills on foot, bike or by car and discover breathtaking scenery, wildlife and one of Europe’s best locations for stargazing.

Isle of Arran

On Arran you’ll find the best of Scotland in miniature; mountains, forests, wildlife, beaches, and glens. There's history to uncover too at Brodick and Lochranza Castle.

Racing at Ayr

Just half an hour from the estate, Ayr racecourse is home to around 35 exciting race meetings every year, including the exciting Scottish Grand National.

Crossraguel Abbey

A visit to the ruins of the 13th century abbey is a must. See the monks’ church, cloister and even their dovecot. The chapter house still stands, complete with monk’s benches.

Ayr Gallery Theatre

Enjoy an evening show or matinee performance in the intimate setting of Ayr’s famous Gaiety Theatre including music, comedy, plays and dance.

Heads of Ayr farmpark

Meet the animals and enjoy the thrill of all sorts of bumper boats, assault course, trampolines, electric tractors and diggers plus quad biking for all ages.

Brodick Castle

Explore this Victorian Highland estate in Arran with its castle (featured on the Royal Bank of Scotland £20 note), landscaped gardens, woodland trails, and waterfalls.

Culzean Castle and country park

See how one of the region’s wealthiest families lived in the 18th century. Set on a dramatic clifftop edge, explore inside the castle and wander around the country park.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

See the little cottage where Burns lived until the age of seven and immerse yourself in verse, books, manuscripts, artworks and fascinating collector’s items.


This is walking distance from the resort and is one of the best courses in Scotland, and designed by Donald Steel. The course is split by a salmon river named the Water of Girvan.


This course welcomes players from all over the world and is the birthplace of the open championship. Opened originally in 1851, this course is steeped in history.


A popular course based in the northern area of Girvan. The course is split – the first 8 holes are adjacent to the stunning coastline then the final 10 holes are parkland.


This course boasts breathtaking views across the water to the Isle of Arran and based in the picture-perfect parkland setting of Belleisle park.


This 18-hole course is one of the finest golfing destinations in the world and home to four open championships.


Set in 2,000 acres of spectacular landscaped grounds, the 18th century Dumfries House and Estate is home to an impressive selection of antiques and artwork. 


Explore the stunning Ayrshire countryside on foot. The Dailly Trails will take you along flowing rivers, rolling hills and historic castles.  


Scotland’s largest city has something for everyone with high end shopping, fabulous restaurants and stunning architecture. All of Glasgow’s museums offer FREE entry.  


Decorated with distinctive Brazilian graffiti, Kelburn Castle is a memorable sight. Take a stroll through the Estate’s Enchanted Forest for a magical family day out. 


This award-winning museum by the scenic Irvine Harbourside is home to the country’s maritime collection. A great day out for the whole family.


Hop on the ferry for a day in Northern Ireland’s capital. Visit the Titanic Experience, Giants Causeway, Belfast Zoo or join the Game of Thrones Tour. 

Cream o'Galloway

The place to visit for your ice cream fix! They are a leading artisan ice-cream making company that offers ice-cream tasting, a woodland adventure for children 


For those looking for adventure, hop on a Segway Tour or a Hovercraft Tour around the picturesque Auchinleck Estate. Perfect for the thrill seekers!

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When you book direct on our website, not only will you receive our best rate guarantee, but you will also get a breakfast hamper worth £20 for the family to share, early 2pm check-in, and a bottle of Taittinger Champagne.

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At the fantastic Brunston Castle, we provide a range of special offers to allow for the ultimate getaway experience. Our guests can enjoy a relaxing escape in beautiful Scotland for a great price.