CumnockCopyright Walter Baxter


County - Ayrshire and Arran | Map
Tel code: 01290 | code search
Postcode: KA18 | code search
Population: 9280
Council: East Ayrshire
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Thistle Inn
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Cumnock is a historic market town in East Ayrshire in the south-west of Scotland situated where the River Glaisnock meets the Lugar Water. Awarded burgh of barony in 1509, the town has evidence of covenanting history with many graves and memorials as testament. A famous resident is said to be William Wallace with his home in Glen Afton. The town grew in the 1800’s with its coal-mining industry and the production of the delicate finely crafted Cumnock snuff-boxes; beautiful small decorative plane-tree wooden boxes. Cumnock is surrounded by scenic farmland and is a popular tourist destination with hotels, B&B’s, self-catering cottages, a busy town centre, shops, coffee-shops, award-winning restaurants and the Baird Institute; a history centre and museum. Historical features include the Mercat Cross dating from1703, the impressive orange/red stone Town Hall built in1885, the Old Church built 1867 and Crichton Church built in 1899. The ruins of the medieval Auchinleck Castle are on the sandstone cliff-top on the banks of the River Lugar and the ruins of the15th century Terringzean Castle stand on a raised bank overlooking the Lugar. Nearby in Kilmarnock is the14th century Dean Castle and Country Park with woodland walks, adventure playground, pet-corner, visitor centre, tea-room and gift-shop. There are six local golf-courses and a dry ski-slope at Newmilns nestled in the countryside amongst pine trees.


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Greenhill Primary School
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Rosebuds Craft & Coffee
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M Farren Ltd
J R Shaw & Sons
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Butterworths Organic Nursery
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Lloyds Pharmacy

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The Royal Hotel (0.04 miles)

The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel was built in 1892 by Mr R J Barrowman, and has proven over the years to be a figurehead of Cumnock Town Centre. The hotel with it’s Victorian Façade has been extensively refurbished ... More | visit website
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Lochside House Hotel (3.52 miles)

Lochside House Hotel
The Lochside House Hotel was built during the late 19th century by the Marquis of Bute and used as a shooting lodge. Set within 20 acres of land and overlooking two Lochs to each side, the ... More | visit website
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The Old School (5.88 miles)

The Old School
Welcome to The Old School, Dalleagles. A converted primary school now enjoying a new lease of life as a Bed and Breakfast establishment. This recently refurbished establishment offers three individually furnished en-suite ... More | visit website
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Stair Inn (8.23 miles)

Stair Inn

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The Inn is refurbished but has retained the old country inn atmosphere. In the bar area you can have your meal sitting by the log fire (during the winter) or ... More

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Stair Inn (8.23 miles)

Stair Inn
Following a recent tasteful refurbishment, expect, and enjoy, lovely country ensuite bedrooms with many quaint and individual touches, epitomizing the tranquil pastoral nature of the setting. Families are welcome. The area is a mecca for ... More | visit website
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Enterkine (9.69 miles)


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This five star property is special. Approached by a long, winding avenue flanked by mature trees, you feel like you are leaving the real world behind. The trees part to ... More | visit website
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Kilmore Cottages (12.42 miles)

Kilmore Cottages

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The cottages form part of a charming 4 star luxury former farm steading and is set in 30 acres of lush green hills. Bordered by the river Doon made famous ... More

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Travelodge Ayr (12.82 miles)

The Travelodge Ayr is ideally located for exploring the beautiful Ayr Coast and close to Ayr Racecourse, Ayr town centre which is 1.5 miles away, Ayr Gaiety Theatre, Burns Cottage Museum, Burns Heritage Park, Royal ... More | visit website

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Express By Holiday Inn (12.83 miles)

Express By Holiday Inn

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Welcome to Express by Holiday Inn Ayr. Opened March 2008. Budget hotel accommodation in Ayr of the highest quality, close to Prestwick Airport, convenient for some of the world's most ... More

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Travelodge Kilmarnock (12.86 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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