The Village of Maidens, Ayrshire, Scotland
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Maidens is a fishing village at the southern end of Maidenhead Bay 2 miles north of Turnberry and 5 miles west of Maybole. The village retains an old world air of peace and tranquility and is a favourite spot for artists and camera enthusiasts. It was at Maidens that Robert the Bruce landed when he sailed from Rathlin Island. Click here for maps of Maidens.

Do you have any pictures, postcards, stories or artefacts of Maidens? Then read the request for these items for a pictorial history book of the area.
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Google now has the Street View available for Maidens. Walk or drive the streets, pan up and down, zoom in or out or place a figure on a map to go directly to a location. These functions and more make getting around Straiton from a virtual perspective easier than ever before. Give it a drive!

Maidens Harbour Trust

This web site has been created in an effort to keep both locals and visitors to the area informed on what is happening with Maidens Harbour. The harbour is owned by Maidens Harbour Trust and managed by Maidens Harbour Trust Management Committee. The ultimate aim is whilst remaining in community ownership to gradually improve and develop the harbour until such times as it is financially self sustaining.

Should Maidens have its own Cemetery? This questionaire was passed to residents in Maidens. We felt it should also go out to ex-pats.  Marilyn Rodger Lead Member Maidens Cemetery Project  
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Davie Law has captured some spectacular images from Maidens shore . Click on the photos below or the links to view them in several sizes. The 800x600 and 1024X768 sizes make wonderful desktop backgrounds. Click on one of these sizes and once the photo is open in your browser, right click and set as background or wallpaper.

 Looking towards Maidens

Maidens Sunset

Sunset from Maidens

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Aerial view of Maidens

Old Postcard of Maidens

Maidens Harbour

Maidens is a beautiful little coastal village with a lovely long sandy beach and grass foreshore. The harbour, like many west coast harbours, was originally built for fishing but today is mainly used by those who sail for pleasure. To the north of the beach is Culzean Castle and Estate, built in 1777 by the architect Robert Adam, it is owned and maintained by the National Trust and is considered to be one of Scotland's treasures. To the south are Port Murray and Turnberry, famous for its golf courses. The village is extremely popular and has two caravan parks and many day-trippers come to enjoy the beach area, the car parking, landscaped picnic area and equipped play area. There is a nearby riding school, which often takes classes down to the beach area. For those who prefer to conserve their energy, sit and admire the scenery, with on the horizon Ailsa Craig and on a clear day the Mull of Kintyre. ..
From South Ayrshire Council website: Coastal Areas - Maidens Shorefront

"Anne McFarlane is an artist living in Maidens, a small fishing village on the west coast of Scotland. Through her inspiration from the beautiful locality she introduced a collection of pen and ink prints and so became know as 'Fineline' As a self taught artist Anne exhibits and sell her work all over Scotland."  From Anne McFarlane's website  See other examples of Anne's work on Maybole's website.

"Jameston Farmhouse located in Maidens is a family run bed and breakfast. It is a traditional Scottish farmhouse, set in a beautiful garden, with country views from all windows. The house looks out on the Firth of Clyde and the Island of Arran. The little harbour village of Maidens is close to the heart of picturesque South Ayrshire and an excellent base for exploring the Scottish South West. Next door is Culzean Castle, one of Scotland's most popular tourist attractions." From the Jameston Farmhouse website.

Old Postcard of Maidens Pier

 Maidens from Weary Neuk

 Maidens moorings and other photos

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