KilwinningCopyright Richard Webb


County - Ayrshire and Arran | Map
Tel code: 01294 | code search
Postcode: KA13 | code search
Population: 16300
Council: North Ayrshire
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Montgreenan Mansion House
"Good Points: friendly staff Bad Points: difficult to find

Date visited: 2006-07-10 ..." More

Montgreenan Mansion House
"I was at the hotel for a wedding recently and I can honestly say that it is the perfect setting for a wedding and that the staff could not have ..." More

Montgreenan Mansion House
"Good Points: full of character Bad Points: nothing General Review: Comfortable hotel in generous grounds. Very hospitable Proprietor. Felt very much at home with everything.

Date visited: 2006-05-16 ..." More

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Kilwinning is an ancient town standing on the River Garnock in North Ayrshire, Scotland, 3 miles north of Irvine. The settlement is said to have grown around a church founded by Saint Winin during the 8th century, the prefix ‘Kil’ from Gaelic means church. On the site of the old church, the Tyronensian Abbey c1150 built for monks from Kelso, Kilwinning became an important religious centre. The Abbey was destroyed during the Reformation; the remains of the 13th century south gable are still impressive. The Abbey Tower was re-built in1851 replacing an earlier tower destroyed by lightening; in the tower is the Heritage Museum. Scottish freemasons date from the time of the abbey, skilled European craftsmen working on religious establishments formed the first Masonic lodge or mother lodge of Scotland in Kilwinning. Kilwinning was famous for archery contests, documented since 1488, with the Popinjay Festival. Kilwinning is a town with many architecturally interesting features combined with many modern shops, main chain-stores and amenities. In the town centre stands the Abbey and tower. Attractions include Eglinton Country Park, with the ruins of Eglinton Castle built in 1797, the Eglinton Tournament was held here from 1839 with jousting and swordplay. Helicopter flights and aerial tours operate from Kilwinning


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Kilwinning Abbey


Abbeyview Dental Surgery
Kilwinning Dental Surgery


Oxenward Surgery
The Surgery

Estate Agent

Birrell Estate Agency

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Focus Health and Fitness Suite

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Viewfield Manor Holiday Village

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Abbey Tavern
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Montgreenan Mansion House Hotel


Abbey Primary School
Blacklands Primary School
St Luke’s Primary School


Anderson Ruth & Co


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Bruces Taxis
Georges Taxis
Mclelland's Taxi Service
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Montgreenan Mansion House


Ralph C Garratt


Blooms N Buds
Sunnyside Nursery
Bankhead Landscape Centre
Precious Pets
Munro Pharmacy
The Wee Cobblers

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Nethermains Lodge (0.98 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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Ardeer Farm Steading (1.58 miles)

Ardeer Farm Steading

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Ardeer Steading is a 4 star converted luxury farm steading set on the edge of a 100 acre working farm. In a rural setting It is accessible from the main ... More

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Braidmead House (3.04 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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Harbourside Hotel (3.25 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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Irvine Lodge (3.25 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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Marina Inn (3.28 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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St Andrews Guest House (3.32 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.

St Andrews Guest House was renovated in 2007 ... More

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Marina Inn (3.37 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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Lauriston Hotel (3.95 miles)

Lauriston Hotel
Family run, the Lauriston Hotel boasts the highest levels of service, accomodation and menus to suit all tastes.The Lauriston retains an individuality of character and style, and offers a unique, memorable, and special Ayrshire hotel ... More | visit website
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Kidron House Hotel (4.81 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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