Electric Brae is another popular tourist attraction. It is modest but I would tell anyone to drive there, even for the breathtaking views alone! 15 mins away and en route to Heads of Ayr Farm Park, this optical illusion makes a freewheeling vehicle appear to be drawn uphill by a mysterious force…
This is a must see on your trip. Sit in your car with the handbrake off and appear to roll uphill backwards. Really!!
“Guests are welcome on the course. A pass is available which covers all 7 of the island's golf courses”
“Recommended by Dave. A great Historic Scotland attraction and very close by. Children can dress up as princesses or knights and "storm" the castle up the hill! There is also a fun question sheet for the children to fill in and learn about the castle history. Good exhibition and excellent cake in the visitor centre. Although not attached, there is also a children's playground just behind the visitor centre and car park. Free parking but watch out - it's easy to miss the turning into Winehouse Yett in Dundonald!”
“Recommended by guest Dave. Has a great playground for younger children which looks as though it has been recently updated. Country and woodland walks, a ruined castle and a small cafe. Plentiful free parking and just a 10 minute drive away towards Irvine.”
“Beautiful house and gardens restored to full glory by HRH Prince of Wales. Lovely tearoom, garden and grounds. One of finest collections of Chippendale furniture in the world. 30 minute drive. ”