Things to do, places to see

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Walking, beaches, stargazing, eating, drinking, places to visit … resting and relaxing.

The Barr Trails for long walks amongst stunning scenery.


Wildings Restaurant  Reliably good seafood restaurant  just twenty minutes away on Maidens Beach.

Barr Community Store and Post Office – our local village shop offers a small cafe, take away food and coffee, home made fish & chips or pizza to order on a Saturday, papers and a friendly welcome.

For a very special treat book a dinner, lunch or afternoon tea at Glenapp Castle near Ballantrae

Turnberry is just 20 minutes away by car for Golf or their fabulous Spa experience.

ENJOY  Three Castles within an hours drive!

Visit Culzean Castle for great gardens with a superb walled garden.  Take a historic tour of such an incredible building overlooking the sea. Good cafe too for lunch, tea  or coffee.  Also 20 mins away by car.

Glenapp Castle near Ballantrae also offers beautiful  gardens and historic glasshouses,  some areas  designed by the legendary garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll.

For a special treat book a dinner, lunch or afternoon tea.

Castle Kennedy  is just one hour away and are one of Scotland’s most important historical landscaped gardens with a collection of Rhododendrons, Championship Trees and rare species.

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Girvan Beach, Ballantrae or Maidens all great beaches with magnificent views of Ailsa Craig.

Enjoy spectacular scenery at Glentrool in the Galloway Forest

We are on the western edge of the UK’s first Dark Sky Park. Book a trip to the brand new observatory near Loch Trool – Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Look for red squirrels, bird life and otters, then enjoy the moss laden magical oak woods at Wood of Cree

Red squirrelTeasses Estate, Ceres, Fife

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