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things to do near Dundonald

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November 29, 2021

Enjoy your time up in Ayrshire, Scotland and add some of these things to do near Dundonald to your trip.

Whether you are staying at our Dundonald Links or you are just in or around the area and want things to do, we’ve got you covered. It can be hard finding places that you know will peak the interest of the people you are out with, so we have made sure to cover a range of options in this list so you will be bound to find something you like the look of below. Have a read and see where you want to head to next time you’re in the area.

Dundonald Castle

Winehouse Yett, Dundonald, Kilmarnock, KA2 9HD | 8 min drive

things to do near Dundonald - Dundonald Castle

Dundonald Castle still has remains from the 14th century hilltop fortified tower house. On the grounds they have also added a visitor centre and historical exhibition. Known for being one of Scotland’s hidden gems and located in the rural part of South Ayrshire. You will be able to explore and learn about the impressive history behind this 3500 year old site! Whilst you’re there enjoy some hot food and drinks at the café, explore the museum and enjoy sitting around the play and picnic areas that are around.

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Scottish Maritime Museum

Linthouse Building, Harbour Rd, Irvine, KA12 8BT | 6 min drive

If you want to learn more about the historic vessels, artefacts, shipbuilding tools and more from Scotland then you should definitely make the trip to the Scottish Maritime Museum. The museum itself is housed in a glass-roofed Victorian Linthouse. Tickets for the museum are priced from £8.50 and it is open daily from 10am to 5pm. There are also options to do a guided tour where you visit the 1920’s Tenement Flat and experience life at sea.

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Barassie Beach

Troon, KA10 6SQ | 6 min drive

things to do near Dundonald - Barassie Beach

Enjoy views of the Isle of Arran and the Firth of Clyde from Barassie Beach. It’s one of the most accessible beaches in Ayrshire and one of the most popular too. You will find it just north of the Troon Harbour and many head there to get involved in watersports like kite surfing, windsurfing and sailing! Even if you aren’t into watersports you can still head there for a long walk along the sandy beach or to just sit, relax and take in the breath taking views.

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The Garage – Leisure Complex

34-36 Grange St, Kilmarnock, KA1 2DD | 14 min drive

The Garage is a Leisure Complex in Kilmarnock that has everything you could ever need all in one place. From tenpin bowling to go karting, Wimpy for food and The Studio for party packages. There is even a bar and nightclub on site too. So whether you are looking to keep the kids entertained with some fast food afterwards or you are wanting a night out with friends The Garage would be a great place to head.

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Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Rd, Kilmarnock, KA3 1XB | 16 min drive

things to do near Dundonald - Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle is a 14th century castle and around the grounds you will be able to find something for everyone. The park itself covers over 200 acres and can provide a free family day out for all ages. Within the grounds there are over 7km that you can explore with various trails to suit all abilities. On your walk you will be able to see grazing horses, deer and more wildlife in and around the trees and woodland.

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One of our newest resorts to open this year is Dundonald Links, perfect for all the golf lovers wanting a golf break near the Ayrshire coastline.

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