Sites of Interest in Maybole
(Selecting some of the circled numbers on the maps to the right will also link to pictures or sites)

1.

Carnegie Library. High Street. This was erected in the early years of the century by means of two endowments: one from the Scots-American steel baron Andrew Carnegie and the other by Robert McQuater, a Maybole man who settled in Dublin. The Library building was renovated in 2001. For information on the current Maybole library go to this Site.

2.

Maybole Castle. High Street. Probably built in the 16th century. The castle marked the entrance to Maybole at that time. Photo. Details.

3.

Single cast bust of Robert Burns. High Street. The site above the butchers shop at the bottom of the High Street. It is said to mark the site of the market in Maybole where Robert Burnsís parents first met .Photo. by George Dunabie.

4.

Auld Kirkyard. Kirkwynd. This contains the graves of some of Robert Burnís school friends and of some early craftsmen. Photo.

5.

Collegiate Church. Abbot Street. This was the centre of Crossraguel Abbey's activities in Maybole. Photo.

6.

Town Hall and Tolbooth. High Street. This marked the southern entrance to the town in the earlier times. Picture Photo. Details.

7.

Heritage Path, joining Ladywell Road to Dailly Road. One of the oldest paths in Maybole runs from a recently landscaped area past an old bricked up well and comes out at the site of what was Ladywell Tannery, one of many until this century.


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Sites of Interest Around Maybole
(Selecting some of the circled numbers on the maps to the right will also link to pictures or sites)

1.

Cassillis House. (GR 342 117) Family home of the present Earl.

2.

Covenantersí Memorial (GR 293 111) On an unclassified road off B7024 marks the field where Donald Cargill preached in the 17th century and commemorates some local Covenanters.Photo Details

3.

Macadamís Road at Whitefaulds Farms (Gr 295 099) John Loudon McAdam was born in Ayr in 1756 and educated in Maybole where one of his earliest roads is on the land of Whitefaulds Farm.Photo Details

4.

Baltersan (GR 283 088) Fortified house or keep built in 1854.  Website.

5.

Crossraguel Abbey (GR 276 083) Well preserved Benedictine Abbey used until the late 16th century. Photo. Engraving Details

6.

Kirkoswald Graveyard (GR 238 075) Last resting place of the original characters Burns used as Souter Johnnie, Kirton Jean and Tam OíShanter in his famous poem. Details.

7.

Culzean Castle ( Gr 232 103) Former house of the Earl of Cassillis (Marquess of Ailsa) now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Photo  Website.

8.

Turnberry Castle (Gr 196 073) Supposed birthplace of Robert the Bruce in 1274. Details

9.

Duncane Hillfort (GR 277 118) Prehistoric settlement.

10.

Kildoon (GR 298 074) Prehistoric vitrified fort.

11.

Lochspouts ( GR 287 058) Prehistoric lake dwelling from the first century B.C.

 

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