Visit Kilmarnock and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. With a population of about 44,000 and a considerable diversity of industry, Kilmarnock is well-named the “industrial capital of Ayrshire”. The town sits in a large amphitheatre open only to the West. It is 13 miles North of Ayr, about 20 miles South of Glasgow, and about 5 miles inland of Irvine; it is on the main Glasgow—Dumfries—London railway, and is a first-class communications centre. Like its neighbour, Irvine, Kilmarnock is proud of its association with Robert Burns, because it was here that the famous Kilmarnock edition was produced by John Wilson. During his life in Mauchline, the poet became friendly with the Kilmarnock folk and wrote some poems to please them:“The Ordination” and “Tam Samson's Elegy” are the best known. The Kay Park contains the well-known Burns Memorial, and there is also a worthwhile museum of manuscripts and relics.
Sir James Shaw, Baronet, the first Scottish Lord Mayor of London, was born at Kilmarnock.
Nearby cities: Glasgow
Nearby towns: Irvine, East Kilbride, Mauchline, Newton Mearns, Prestwick, Strathaven, Troon
Nearby villages: Annbank, Auchinleck, Barrmill, Beith, Benslie, Bourtreehill, Catrine, Chapeltoun, Chapeltoun, Corsehill, Cunninghamhead, Dalry, Darvel, Dreghorn, Dundonald, Dunlop, Eaglesham, Fenwick, Fergushill, Galston, Gatehead, Gateside, Girdle Toll, Greenholm, Hurlford, Kilmaurs, Kilwinning, Knockentiber, Lugton, Mauchline, Monkton, Newmilns, Perceton, Riccarton, Sorn, Springside, Stair, Stewarton, Symington, Tarbolton
Have you decided to visit Kilmarnock or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Kilmarnock bed and breakfast (a Kilmarnock B&B or Kilmarnock b and b)
- a Kilmarnock guesthouse
- a Kilmarnock hotel (or motel)
- a Kilmarnock self-catering establishment, or
- other Kilmarnock accommodation