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The Ayrshire village of Dreghorn sits between Kilmarnock to the east and Irvine, a shade closer, to the west; and is also sandwiched between the Irvine River and Annick Water. Once a mining centre, also known for its manufacture of bricks, it is now more of a dormitory settlement for the larger towns around it. Farming has always been significant in the area, and the village lies in a north-south belt of open, mainly dairy, farmland. Dreghorn is easily accessible by car: the A71 is just south of the place, and the A78 coastal road – which leads to Prestwick Airport just a 15 minute drive distant – is to the west. Sadly its station like so many others disappeared in the 1960s, though that loss also meant the gain of some pleasant open spaces for the village. The district is dotted with golf courses, the most famous of which is Royal Troon, with plenty of municipals and less famous links for more modest players too. Most of the architecture we see today in Dreghorn dates from the 19th and 20th centuries, which belies the incredible antiquity of the village – thought by some to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Britain. That claim is based on the discovery of remains of structures including a deep well dating back some 5000 years. Its other two great claims-to-fame are the octagonal church, an unusual late Georgian structure; and being the birthplace of John Boyd Dunlop, the vet who invented pneumatic tyres.

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St Andrews Guest House (0.97 miles)

St Andrews Guest House

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This cosy guest house is conveniently situated just 300 metres from Irvine town centre, close to bars, restaurants and the town’s popular shopping centre.

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Irvine Lodge (1.02 miles)

Irvine Lodge

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The Irvine lodge is a centrally based guest house in the heart of the town of Irvine. We offer modern living accommodation and all our rooms are en-suite. Set in the middle ... More

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Braidmead House (1.13 miles)

Braidmead House
Braidmead house is a stunning Victorian mansion located in the heart of Irvine and Ayrshire, providing first class accommodation bed and breakfast.

Completely renovated and restored and extended over a four year period, braidmead house opened ... More | visit website
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Kidron House Hotel (1.19 miles)

Kidron House Hotel

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Ideal if you are looking for a Prestwick Airport Hotel or Guesthouse, Kidron situated a few miles away, is an ideal base to start your holiday in the west coast ... More

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Harbourside Hotel (1.60 miles)

Harbourside Hotel

Close to Irvine’s sandy beach, the railway station and the shops, this family-run bed and breakfast is just 10 minutes from Glasgow Prestwick Airport and offers a free shuttle service. When staying a minimum of 2 ... More | visit website

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Marina Inn (1.72 miles)

Marina Inn

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The Marina Inn is situated in Irvine's cosmopolitan Harbourside district. Our low cost accommodation is comfortable, all rooms having en suite, colour TV and tea & coffee making facilities. Some rooms ... More

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Gailes Hotel (1.83 miles)

Gailes Hotel

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VOWS - Best Scottish Wedding Venue! Set in the midst of picturesque golf courses and only minutes from Irvines sand dunes and beach Impeccable service, laid back elegance and a refreshingly relaxed ... More

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Marina Inn (1.85 miles)

Marina Inn
Overlooking the picturesque harbour in Irvine's Harbourside district, the Marina Inn offers good-value accommodation close to Irvine's sandy beach and railway station. The Marina Inn overlooks the River Irvine and Scottish Maritime Museum. there is ... More | visit website
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The Alpine Lodge (3.11 miles)

The Alpine Lodge

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Ideally located, easy traveling distance from Prestwick Airport. The Alpine Lodge puts you close enough to everything. The prime location provides easy access to Prestwick, ... More

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Nethermains Lodge (3.17 miles)

Nethermains Lodge

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In a peaceful yet convenient location, this 19th century farmhouse is close to the A78 and approximately 15 minutes from Prestwick Airport and 40 minutes from Glasgow International Airport. Local train stations ... More

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