Ayrshire attractions

There is lots to do around ayrshire within easy reach of Nethermains Guest house. Most if not all of the places listed below are within an hour of Nethermains. We are located especially close to the ferry terminal for the Isle of Arran and great - British Open links - golf courses. Nethermains is a must for Ayrshire golf accommodation.


Ayrshire is the birth place of British Open Golf. The south west coast of Scotland boasts a unique collection of classic links golf courses, including three British Open Championship Courses in - Old Prestwick, Royal Troon and Turnberry. Nethermains is a great place for British open golf accommodation.

In addition to these links courses, the area has some of the finest private and public courses Scotland has to offer.

Isle of Arran

A visit of Arran is a must. The wildlife is outstanding, with deer, pheasant, otter and eagle readily seen in the mountains. Affectionately known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’, the Isle of Arran is the perfect place to relax, unwind and experience stunning island landscapes and nature at its very best.

Dean Castle

The Country Park boasts beautiful woodland walks, an adventure playground, urban farm, visitor centre, tearoom, shop and a fantastic 14th century castle housing world class collections including historic weapons, armour and musical instruments.


Experience the Viking adventure first hand as our storytellers guide you through 500 years as Viking history is brought to life through sight, sound and smell.

Then take your seat for an amazing 20 minute 5-screen film presentation following one Viking family through generations of turmoil, battle and adventure until the Battle of Largs in 1263. Finally enter the Viking Hall of Knowledge where multi-media technology and exhibitions continue the ‘Saga of the Vikings in Scotland’.

Culzean Castle

A remarkable vision of turrets and battlements, Culzean Castle is surrounded by surging seas, lush forests and secret gardens.

Culzean Castle is the perfect place for a day out whether you're a keen walker, enjoy admiring gardens, have an interest in architecture or just enjoy soaking up some history. There is also a newly developed adventure playground for the kids to enjoy.

Kelburn Castle

Based around a 13th Century castle that's had an amazing makeover courtesy of a team of Brazilian artists, the estate near Largs, Ayrshire also features dramatic walks, a hidden garden, adventure park, breathtaking gardens and many features of historical interest.

Dumfries House

Dumfries House is one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acres of land, this stunning estate and 18th-Century house with its unrivalled collection of original furniture has something for everyone including guided tours.

Burns Heritage Park

Robert Burns Heritage Park. The 25th of January, 1759 marks Scotland's most famous birthday, when, in a blast of January winds, Robert Burns was born in a humble cottage in Alloway.

The Magnum

One of Scotland's largest purpose built leisure facilities, supported by North Ayrshire Council and Operated by North Ayrshire Leisure Limited, offers you the chance to experience a day out like no other. Enjoy: badminton, squash, swimming, fitness and much more.

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