Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle

Located on the beautiful Ayrshire coastline, also owned by the National Trust for Scotland was the creation of architect Robert Adam and was home to the Kennedy Clan for centuries. Also made famous by the Eisenhower connection.

Culzean Castle and Country Park Website


Robert Burns Birthplace MuseumBurns Cottage and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Ayr is famous for being the birthplace of Robert Burns our national poet and you can visit Burns Cottage where he was born as well as the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (RBBM) and the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour, all  in the heart of Alloway.

Robert Burns Website

Turnberry Golf AyrshireGolf in Ayrshire

In addition to the world-renowned Open Championship courses such as Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick there are a host of other links and quality parkland courses to choose from. The Burnside can offer tour operator rates to guests for the Gailes Experience and the Ayrshire Links courses…

Ayrshire Golf Scotland Website

Ayr Beach and Waverley Paddle SteamerPaddle-Steamer-Waverley

The esplanade and wide sandy beach has attracted holidaymakers to Ayr for many years. Enjoy a ferry trip aboard the world’s last sea-going Paddle Steamer, the Waverley. With summer sailings from Ayr, Girvan and Largs over to the Isle or Arran, Millport or the Kyles of Bute.  The Burnside Guest House is located only 100m from the seaside which has amenities for young and old to enjoy.

Waverly Paddle Steamer Website

Lamlash Bay

Walking- Ayrshire Coastal Path

Scotland’s newest long distance walking route. A beautiful coastal walk stretching 100 miles from Glenapp to Skelmorlie. The scenery is superb with the Isle of Arran in constant view and providing stunning sunsets. Or try out the River Ayr Way from source to sea. Then enjoy a good night’s rest at the Burnside. Baggage transfers available on request.


Ayr Racecourse

Horse racing at Ayr is also popular and the regular meetings attract punters from far and wide. Home of the Scottish Grand National and Ayr Gold Cup. In addition to horse racing many major events are held at the Princess Suite at Ayr Racecourse.


Dumfries HouseDumfries House

Saved for the Nation by HRH Prince Charles, Dumfries House is a stunningly beautiful 18th Century Adam Mansion holding the world’s largest collection of Chippendale furniture and has beautiful grounds and walled garden.

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Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Heads of Ayr Farm Park offers visitors a fun day out with outdoor activities and hundreds of different animals to see and enjoy both indoors and outdoors.



Gaiety leafletAyr Gaiety Theatre

The famous retro GaietyTheatre auditorium has been refurbished – in conjunction with the studio theatre are hosting a packed programme of events. The Stage Restaurant on the premises is very popular. Check out the shows and book an overnight stay at the Burnside, only a ten minute walk away.

For more details and tickets either phone : 01292 288235 or check on line:






Local RestaurantsSunset on River Ayr

There are several great restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets within a 5-10 min walk from the Burnside Guest House. Leave your car and enjoy Liz’s recommendations.

Ranging from Saffy’s Bistro, Checchinis Italian, the Treehouse, the Stage Door, the West Kirk, Tto the Rupee Room or enjoy stunning sunsets from the Waterfront terrace. Many have pre-theatre menus too. For a local pub, I would recommend the Wellingtons Bar round the corner offering a friendly atmosphere and live music on a Sunday evening.

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