The Burns Monument in Kilmarnock is the largest memorial to the most famous man of letters in Scotland. Travellers will find this poetic pilgrimage inside the beautiful Kay Park in Kilmarnock. A perfect place to book a hotel break, Kilmarnock is full of unique cultural and historical sites, from John Finnie Street with its Provincial Victorian architecture, to the stunning Dean Castle with its surrounding gardens, woodland walks, and adventure playground.
Explore the Ayrshire Coast
West of Kilmarnock lie a mix of seaside town and villages, each with its own unique atmosphere. Ayr is a coastal resort town, that features the lovely Ayr Beach, an esplanade for walks on sunny days, as well as the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.
Just north of Ayr travellers will find Prestwick and Troon, two towns that are well known in the world of golf. Prestwick Golf Club was the birthplace of the Open Championship in 1860, whilst Royal Troon continues to host the event to this day; a real treat for lovers of this popular sport. Troon, with its vistas over Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran, has an enduring relationship with the sea, making it a great place to try Scottish seafood.
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