The McKechnie Institute

The McKechnie Institute opened in 1889 thanks to the bequest of local businessman Thomas McKechnie. Its architectural style is Scottish Baronial with some Renaissance detailing. The McKechnie Institute remains a popular community venue to this day, showing exhibitions of items from the McKechnie and wider South Ayrshire collections, plus a variety of local themed and […]

Culzean Castle

Designed by Robert Adam, Culzean Castle is a magnificent cliff-top castle with plenty to keep the whole family occupied. Only 10 miles from Girvan, the castle and its grounds are well worth a visit, and you may even catch a glimpse of the old smugglers’ caves on the beach below the cliffs. If smuggling isn’t […]