Robert Burns Country

Ayrshire is steeped in history with links to William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns.

William Wallace 1270-1305, began his rise to fame by operating as an outlaw in Ayrshire.

Robert the Bruce 1274-1329, born at Turnberry Castle south of Ayr, became Scotland's legendary King. Robert Burns 1759-1796, Scotland's best known poet, was born in Alloway south of Ayr.



The area around Sornhill is such a charming spot that you may not want to venture further afield, but if you do, there are numerous attractions in the area.

There are many lovely walks right on your doorstep, ranging from wooded walks to different trails through the surrounding fields. Maps of the different walks are shown in the brochures provided.

We would highly recommend these walks, we have personally found them to be very enjoyable and relaxing.


Burns National Heritage Park

This park includes many attractions such as the Burn’s Cottage and Museum, Tam O’Shanter experience, Burn’s Monument, Brig O’Doon and Alloway Old Kirk. There is also a gift shop and free car parking.



The village of Mauchline is approx 10 minutes from the cottage. In it you will find Burn’s House Museum, Burn’s Memorial Tower, Highland Mary’s Monument, Poosie Nansie’s Tavern and Mauchline Castle.




When it comes to Golf, Ayrshire has more to offer than any other part of Scotland. There are no less than three Open Championship Courses:


Royal Troon

Craigend Road, Troon, KA10 6EP  Tel: 01292 311555 - Approx 20 mins drive
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The Westin Turnberry Resort, Turnberry, KA26 9LT Tel: 01655 334032 - Approx 60 mins drive
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Prestwick Golf Course

2 Links Road, Prestwick, KA9 1QG Tel: 01292 477404 - Approx 25 mins drive
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