Explore the area

Place to visit near Craig Tara

Scotland's rugged coastal beauty is legendary: miles of unspoilt sand where you'll beach-comb for coconuts or lava; plus remote islands and grand cities. This region is full of history and raw beauty just waiting to be explored.

Lots to see and do

Our top picks

There are lots of fabulous places to visit, using Haven holiday parks as your base. From beautiful beaches and landscapes to places of interest like historical sites and nature trails, or attractions like theme parks and wildlife parks - there are choices to suit the whole family. Check out our top picks.
Ayr Racecourse

Attractions

Ayr Racecourse

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Spectacular racing and the finest sporting hospitality at Scotland's only Grade 1 track. Ayr Racecourse is a Visit Scotland 5-star visitor attraction, and 2016 Sporting Venue of the Year.

Address:

Ayr Racecourse, 2-6 Whitletts, Ayrshire, Dumbartonshire, KA8 0JE

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
6 miles from Craig Tara
Doonfoot

Beaches

Doonfoot

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Doonfoot is a long sandy beach that is a great spot for long walks.

Address:

Doonfoot Beach, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 4HX

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions: Dog restrictions may apply
Distance from park:
2 miles from Craig Tara
Three meercats

Attractions

Heads of Ayr Farm

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There is always something to do at the Heads of Ayr Farm Park! Wear the family out on rides, or meet the animals that live here: from smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds, to larger residents including Ralph the Camel, Troy the Tapir, and llamas, plus monkeys, lemurs and meerkats.

Address:

Heads of Ayr Farm Park, Dunure Rd, Alloway by Ayr, Ayr, KA7 4LD

Open dates: 18 March - 31  October
Distance from park:
Less than a mile from Craig Tara
A scenic view of the Isle of Arran

Places of interest

Isle of Arran

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The Isle of Arran is one of the most southerly Scottish islands, and sits in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre. Arran is 19 miles long by 10 miles wide, and has a remarkable diversity of landscapes and seascapes.

Address:

Isle of Arran, Boats from Ardrossan KA22 8DH

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
30 miles from Craig Tara
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Places of interest

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

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The birthplace of Robert Burns in Alloway, Ayrshire, is at the heart of this open-air museum focusing on the poet's life, and the countryside which inspired him.

Address:

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch's Lone, Alloway, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 4PQ

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
3 miles from Craig Tara
Sand, sky and sea, a view of South Beach, Ayr

Beaches

South Beach, Ayr

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Explore the town of Ayr, and take in the fresh sea air from the long stretches of sandy beach in this pleasant, seaside spot. If you’re feeling active, take part in some of the fishing or boating activities on offer.

Address:

South Beach, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 1DU

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
14 miles from Craig Tara
Picturesque Culzean Castle

Attractions

Culzean Castle

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Culzean Castle is perched on the Ayrshire cliffs with a park planted full of conifers and beech. Sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves, finished off with a Swan Pond, an ice house, flamboyant formal gardens and fruit-filled glasshouses.

Address:

Culzean Castle, Maybole, South Ayrshire, Ayrshire, KA19 8LE

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
10 miles from Craig Tara
Father and son at Craig Tara Beach

Beaches

Craig Tara Beach

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A sandy beach overlooked by Craig Tara Holiday Park. The rock pool and shingle beach has direct access from the Park. Get your fishing nets at the ready for this beach with its many rock pools.

Address:

Craig Tara Beach, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 4LB

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions Dog restrictions may apply
Distance from park:
Less than a mile from Craig Tara
Exterior view of Brodick Castle

Attractions

Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park

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Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park on the Isle of Arran is the perfect place for a family day out. Dramatically set against the backdrop of Goat fell mountain; the grand red sandstone Scottish baronial-style castle has stunning views over Brodick Bay to the Firth of Clyde. 

Address:

Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park, Brodick, Isle Of Arran, Ayrshire, KA27 8HY

Open dates: 18 March - 31  October
Distance from park:
45 miles from Craig Tara