Local Visitor Attractions. Dumfries House is without doubt a unique visitor experience. For those with a little more time, or who wish to venture further afield, the nearby county of Ayrshire offers an abundance of visitor attractions.

Nearby Dumfries House

A few miles south of Dumfries House is the gloriously appointed Turnberry Golf Resort, one of two world-class golfing locations on the west coast matched only by Royal Troon Golf Club to the North, both acting as home to The Open Championship.

Between the two lies the National Trust for Scotland’s flagship property Culzean Castle and Country Park – a magnificent 18th Century castle set against a backdrop of rugged coastline. Continuing North along the coast road brings you to the small coastal village of Dunure with its quaint harbour and 13th Century castle ruin, while the main road leads to the market town of Ayr and adjoining Alloway village, the heart of Robert Burns Country with the bard’s birthplace and museum experience worthy of a visit.

Ayr seafront with its long promenade offers those who enjoy a walk by the sea a chance to stretch their legs and catch a glimpse of the Isle of Arran. This picturesque island, a mere one-hour ferry hop from Ardrossan offers visitors an opportunity to experience Scotland in miniature.

The city of Glasgow with its many museums and galleries including The Burrell Collection is just a 50-minute drive away. While capital city Edinburgh, with its iconic landmarks and architecture including Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Park, also offers fantastic visitor experiences.

There is easy access north to Loch Lomond and the gateway to the highlands, while to the south Rosslyn Chapel, brought to fame through Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code leads visitors to the Borders.

Dumfries House is ideally located to offer visitors and tourists a unique visitor experience, while also offering the opportunity to explore what Ayrshire and the surrounding countryside have to offer. Further details on all the locations mentioned can be obtained by contacting Visit Scotland.