Local Attractions

There are many local attractions in the surrounding area to keep you busy during your stay at the Railway hotel. There's fun for all the family.

Discover the Local Area

Away from the hustle and bustle of city life and yet only one hour’s drive from Glasgow City Centre, The Railway Hotel in Auchinleck offers holiday accommodation in Scotland and is perfectly placed for you to enjoy some of the world’s finest Golf Courses, the Burns National Heritage Trail, The National Trust for Scotland’s flagship property, Culzean Castle.

Right on our doorstep, lying just outside the town of Cumnock is Dumfries House, one of Scotland’s most magnificent 18th Century stately Homes. So there is no shortage of things to do and see…

  • Knockroon
  • Royal Troon
  • Dumfries House

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Golf

Ayrshire is famous for its Golf Courses and boasts not one but three Open Championship Golf Courses - Royal Troon, Turnberry and Old Prestwick, all of which are within easy travelling distance (max 45 mins).

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Our National Bard - Robert Burns

Staying in Cumnock you are within what would have been our bard’s stamping ground (Afton Water). Enjoy visits to the new Burns National Heritage Park and visit Alloway Cottage, his birthplace.

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Culzean Castle

This magnificent Castle is only a 40 minute drive from the Hotel. Set high on rock overlooking a magnificent coastline, it is the National Trust for Scotland’s flagship Property and is on the must visit list of every visitor to Ayrshire.

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Dumfries House

Featured on the Antiques Roadshow and BBC documentaries, the stunning Dumfries House, an 18th Century Palladian Mansion House, famously rescued from the Auctioneer’s hammer by HRH The Prince of Wales, is right on the doorstep of your holiday accommodation in Scotland (one mile). It houses the most significant collection of furniture by Thomas Chippendale and 18th Century Scottish furniture designers. Enjoy a refreshing country walk in this wonderful estate and a guided tour of the House.

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Knockroon Visitor Centre

A unique, stunning and sustainable mixed use housing development based in Cumnock. Promoted by The Prince’s Charities Foundation, 3 spectacular show homes are open from 11am to 5pm every Saturday and Sunday.