Kilmarnock Tourist Information

Dean Castle, Kilmarnock

Dean Castle, Kilmarnock

The perfect location for touring Ayrshire Burns Country and the golf coast, Kilmarnock is famously home to the largest Burns Monument in Scotland and is a modern, lively centre with a wide selection of high street stores,  independent shops, theatres and entertainment centres. Offering excellent road and rail links to golf centre Troon, Glasgow Airports and Glasgow city centre, Kilmarnock hotels and guests houses are perfect for both business and leisure.

The mighty Victorian Burns Monument in Kilmarnock’s Kay Park is a must visit on the Ayrshire Burns trail. Designed by a local architect, the Scottish Baronical museum building and Burns Statue is surrounded by the pretty 30 acre Kay Park. The centre is available for both weddings and conference events.

Kilmarnock’s other beautiful parkland space is Dean Castle Country Park, once part of the ancient lands of the Boyd family, with castle and river trails, cycle and bridle route and plentiful picnic areas. Choose a leafy Ayrshire town with all modern amenities, ideally close to some of Scotland’s best coastal links golf courses and just a 15 minute drive from Prestwick Airport. Book Kilmarnock hotels online now!

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.