About the Area

Things to See and Do

Local Attractions

  • Go swimming at the one-of-a-kind New Cumnock heated, open-air, freshwater Swimming Pool.
  • Golfing and Spa sessions at the local Lochside Hotel
  • The pretty coastal towns of Ayr, Troon and Prestwick with numerous shops, places to eat and historical places of interest as well as their stunning views towards the Isle of Arran are around an hour away, as are their beautiful sandy beaches.
  • How about panning for gold at Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland? This journey to this village as well as the village itself offers some of the most spectacular views right down the farm’s Nithsdale valley.
  • Go riding at one of the many riding schools in the area or go an experience day with the nearby Blackstone Farm’s gorgeous Clydesdales and ride them along the beach
  • Explore Rabbie Burns country on beautiful local walks and discover just why Rabbie wrote so many poems on the beauty of East Ayrshire

Galloway Forest Park:

  • With its 300sq miles of wild beauty boasting tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs and ancient woodland, is waiting to be explored. 
  • First Park in the UK given the much-coveted status of a “Dark Skies Park” 
  • Has its own Dark Sky Observatory located on the Northern edge of the park.  
  • Home to a huge diversity of wildlife including red and roe deer, wild goats and many birds of prey within the stunning scenery. 

Local Castles & Houses

  • Culzean Castle and Dumfries House are both spectacular, inside and out and are well worth booking a tour. 
  • Culzean Castle has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach and is well worth a visit. 
  • Drumlanrig Castle itself has hosted the Tough Mudder competitions for several years and also has mountain bike trails if you fancy bringing your bikes.


Beautiful Ayrshire itself offers unspoilt scenery and the Ayrshire Coastal Path, 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles (30 minutes away). Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde, this coastline is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife, including red squirrels, deer, otters and seals and is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers.

Things to do slightly further afield:

Glasgow is just over an hour away for a fabulous day out in town or, a wee bit further, Scotland’s beautiful capitol, Edinburgh. 

The Farm Activities

  • Pamper Sessions with either the horses, ponies or donkeys, for a donation.
  • Fishing is also available on the River Nith that flows along the land’s boundary (Salmon, Brown Trout & Pike are present) but only allowable during the right season.
  • Bird watchers’ paradise where over 40 species of birds have been spotted (including Kingfishers)
  • Wildlife Enthusiasts – with roe deer and otters and other beautiful creatures, all perfect for budding photographers and wildlife enthusiasts.
  • Bottle feed some of the orphan/rejected lambs and goats we get in from nearby farms (during certain seasons).
  • Muck in with the farm and help with some of the other animals too!
  • Or just have a day off and stay on the farm with your private hot tub with plenty of games and books for all inside the lodge.