Visit Muirkirk and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Muirkirk, East Ayrshire. The Kirk of the Moor was a chapel of ease of Mauchline parish built about 1565, some 11 miles East of Mauchline. The town is astride the Ayr—Douglas—Edinburgh road near the headwaters of the River Ayr. The modern town grew from a settlement in the late 18th century that was engaged in iron-smelting. The ironworks are now defunct. There is a live covenanting tradition; the martyr John Brown of Priesthill lived and died in the neighbourhood.
About 3 miles to the East is Glenbuck Loch, the source of the River Ayr mentioned by Robert Burns in his poem “The Brigs o' Ayr”, which describes the river in flood and the destruction of the New Bridge:
And from Glenbuch down to the Ratton Quay,
Auld Ayr is just one lengthen'd tumblin' sea,
Then down you'll hurl, dell nor ye never rise,
And dash the gumely jaups up to the pourin' skies.
Ratton Quay was the pier-head at Ayr Harbour.
Nearby towns: Auchinleck, Cumnock, Lesmahagow, Mauchline, Strathaven
Nearby villages: Afton Bridgend, Coalburn, Darvel, Douglas, Glenbuck, Kirkconnel, Kirkmuirhill, Netherthird, New Cumnock, Sandford, Sorn
Have you decided to visit Muirkirk or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Muirkirk bed and breakfast (a Muirkirk B&B or Muirkirk b and b)
- a Muirkirk guesthouse
- a Muirkirk hotel (or motel)
- a Muirkirk self-catering establishment, or
- other Muirkirk accommodation