If you’re in beautiful Ayrshire, make the most of your trip with an extra night or two at our hotel in Kilmarnock. Fondly known as Killie, this cultural, cobbled town is handy for Glasgow, Ayr and the Isles, and a great destination in itself. For starters, it’s where Robert Burns saw his first collection of poems published, so be sure to visit the Burns Monument Centre in Kay Park. It’s also home to Johnnie Walker whisky, which sadly you can’t visit, and Dean Castle Country Park, which happily you can.
Hotels in Kilmarnock
What to do in Kilmarnock
Salute Robbie Burns
Scotland’s largest Burns monument stands in the beautiful Kay Park. It’s part of the Burns Monument Centre, packed with printed works and archives.
Visit Dean Castle Country Park
A great family day out with a 14th century castle, woodlands, adventure playground, pets’ corner and visitor centre – all free.