Bruce 750

Bruce 750

Maybole, North Carrick




Services Provided

Year of events & celebrations leading to July 2024, 750th Anniversary of Robert the Bruce's birth

Company Bio

Starting this summer until the end of next year North Carrick will be celebrating the 750th
Anniversary of the birth of King Robert the Bruce! So, Join us on the 15th July at 11am on
Maybole’s Glebe Park for an exciting trip back in time to the medieval ages for a great family
day out with something for everyone!
Maybole’s Glebe will play host to an arena with, music stage, countless stalls and food vendors,
as well as plenty of medieval themed activities for our young people to enjoy, including archery,
axe throwing and traditional calligraphy! Enjoy the sounds of bagpipes, tribal drumming and
hear your favourite Scottish pop songs live as you browse the event, and there will even be a
funfair for the kids to enjoy too!
The North Carrick Community Benefit Company have contracted a team to deliver the
Bruce750 Project and are so excited to see the plans develop! ‘NCCBC’ is a funder and
development organisation made possible by Scottish Power Renewables, which is focused on
improving the area of Maybole and North Carrick! You can find out more about NCCBC’s
activities via their website: www.NCCBC.org.uk
But why Bruce? Well, 2024 will mark 750 years since the Birth of arguably Scotland’s greatest
King, Robert the Bruce. It is widely believed by a number of historians that Robert the Bruce
was born at Turnberry Castle in North Carrick, and it is a well-known fact that Bruce spent his
childhood at Turnberry and was connected to North Carrick over the course of his life, most
notably being the first Earl of Carrick when the title became associated with the crown.
North Carrick will be celebrating this milestone by hosting a series of events commencing on
15thJuly 2023 with a Bruce Heritage Day in Maybole and continuing throughout 2024 with
events as diverse as a Bruce and Burns Supper, a Medieval Ecumenical Service at Crossraguel
Abbey and a series of lectures on Bruce, connecting Maybole and our surrounding villages
through our rich shared heritage. The highlight of 2024 will be our Bruce 750 Heritage
Celebrations that we hope will include a recreation of Bruce’s life in a pageant style procession
and battle re-enactment! Don’t forget to follow us on social media to keep up to date with the
programme of events!

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Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/750bruce
https://twitter.com/Bruce_750
https://www.instagram.com/750bruce/


Little Peru

Little Peru

Border Cottage, Blair, near Crosshill




Services Provided

Alpaca Trekking, Alpaca Wool Crafting, Alpaca Workshops and Educational Visits. Eco Glamping Pod Stays.

Company Bio

In the summer of 2022 we decided as a family to start a family run business from our beautiful country location. We are proud to present our vision of joyful alpaca trekking and stunning boutique eco glamping pods together on our site near Crosshill in South Ayrshire. Our vision is a carbon negative, peaceful recharging break away from everything.

Opening Hours

Trekking and Crafting at weekends and holidays. Events by appointment

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089457675949


Carrick Coastal Rowing Club

Carrick Coastal Rowing Club

CCRC
The Boathouse
Harbour Road
Maidens
KA26 9NR


Services Provided

Scheduled Club Rows Saturdays and Sundays April - October
New Members always welcome

Company Bio

CARRICK COASTAL ROWING CLUB Scheduled Club Rows Saturdays and Sundays April - October Check team up page below for times and dates New members always welcome AS SEEN ON KATE HUMBLE'S COASTAL BRITAIN

Opening Hours

See website or team up for scheduled rows. All commence from The Boathouse in Maidens.

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/carrickcoastal.club


Trump Turnberry

Trump Turnberry

Maidens Rd,
Turnberry,
Maidens,
Girvan
KA26 9LT




Services Provided

Set alongside the glorious Ayrshire coastline, with Arran and Ailsa Craig as a stunning backdrop, Trump Turnberry was the world's first golf resort when it opened in 1906. To this day, Turnberry is known worldwide for its legendary golf courses including the Ailsa, one of the world's most iconic courses and the magnificent 18-hole championship course, King Robert The Bruce. Turnberry also features a stunning 9-hole layout, known as the Arran, as well as a fantastic putting green, The Cairngorms, which was designed to replicate the Alisa in miniature form. All Turnberry golf courses have spectacular views of the stunning Ayrshire coastline, castle ruins and, of course, the iconic Turnberry lighthouse.

Company Bio

Enchanting and exceptional in every way, Trump Turnberry, has long been an iconic landmark on the spectacular Ayrshire coastline and most recently named Luxury Hotel of the Year, Scotland, United Kingdom, 2022, Travel & Hospitality Awards. Immediately upon arrival, experience warm Scottish hospitality as our attentive and friendly staff welcome you through the legendary doors of our luxury hotel.

Opening Hours

Dining

1906:
Breakfast 6:30AM TO 10AM
Dinner: 6:30AM TO 9PM

Duel in The Sun:
7AM TO 9PM

The Grand Tea Lounge:
BAR FOOD FROM 11AM TO 9PM

In Room Dining

24/7 - Main Hotel and Spa
Villas - 6:30AM UNTIL 11PM
Spa Facilites
6:30AM - 9PM

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/turnberry
https://www.instagram.com/trumpturnberryscotland/


National Trust For Scotland, Culzean Castle

National Trust For Scotland, Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle and Country Park
Maybole
KA19 8LE




Services Provided

Robert Adam’s cliff-top masterpiece rises above a world of woods, beaches, secret follies and play parks.

Company Bio

This glorious 260ha estate was once the playground of David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis – a man who was keen to impress with his wealth and status.
Opulent to the extreme, the park is planted with conifers and beech, sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves, and finished off with a Swan Pond, an ice house, flamboyant formal gardens and fruit-filled glasshouses.

Opening Hours

10am - 5pm

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/CulzeanCastle/
https://twitter.com/culzeanofficial?lang=en
https://www.instagram.com/culzean/?hl=en


Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Laigh Kyleston Farm
Dunure Road
Ayr
KA7 2QB




Services Provided

WINNER - Best Visitor Attraction in the West of Scotland & Glasgow 2017/18 & 2019/20. Come along, meet our amazing animals & play all day!

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Opening Hours

10am-5pm every day until 31st October

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N/A

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/headsofayrfarmpark
https://www.instagram.com/headsofayrfarmpark/


Dunure Castle & Kennedy Park

Dunure Castle & Kennedy Park

Dunure Castle, Kennedy Park, Dunure, Ayr, KA7 4LW



Services Provided

Dunure Castle lies within Kennedy Park. The park has a well maintained car park available for visitors for £2.50 per car. Provides access to Dunure Castle and picnic ground as well as the 'Dunure Labyrinth'. A great outdoor meeting point for family and friends. The site also has a covid-safe toilet block which is proudly maintained to a very high standard. There are picnic benches and a BBQ area on site, as well as a kids' playground and several walks onto the Ayrshire Coastal path. The castle is a stone's throw away from the beautiful harbour with café, gift shop and pub.

Company Bio

Dunure Castle stands looking over the water, about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Ayr, aside the picturesque harbour village of Dunure. The castle is open for the public to explore and has several public information boards for you to learn more. The castle has been a ruin for at least three hundred years, but was once the main fortress of the renowned Kennedy family - the Earls of Cassilis. The family who are more commonly associated with Culzean Castle, a few miles down the coast. Dating back to at least the 1200s, when it was originally built in the form of a stone keep - with the advantageous position on an easily defensible rocky outcrop overlooking the Firth of Clyde.

Opening Hours

Open at all reasonable visiting hours.

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N/A

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Balkenna Tearoom

Balkenna Tearoom

Girvan Rd,
Turnberry,
Girvan
KA26 9LN




Services Provided

Sit in or take away food.
Cakes and coffees.
All home made soups and meals.

Company Bio

At Balkenna our staff are always there with a warm friendly welcome and service with a smile. Enjoy our award winning food with absolutely breath-taking views, looking out to Ailsa Craig and Isle of Arran . Very large carpark. We are wheelchair accessible but unfortunately the toilets are not. We have a beautiful outside seating area as well as a substantial amount of indoor seating. Home made scones and cheesecake fresh made each day on our premises. Vegetarian menu available as well as a large selection of gluten free foods. Kids menu also. We are pet friendly just please be courteous to your surroundings. Free WiFi. Oh did we mention the stunning views??

Opening Hours

9am to 5pm
7 days a week
(With the exception of Christmas day)

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Lyon Tours Scotland

Lyon Tours Scotland

11 Portcheek Terrace Kirkmichael KA19 7PB




Services Provided

Professional tourist guide ( STGA) - Urban , Rural , local, walking , Coach , private car. Tour manager Itinerary planning Virtual local tours

Company Bio

Lyon Tours Scotland Is owned by Noreen Lyon from Kirkmichael, Ayrshire. She has been a former Geography teacher & has since qualified as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide - to guide throughout Scotland. Fun & informative tours no matter where. 1/2 day, full day or extended tour.

Opening Hours

All day

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