Welcome To Ayrshire

Welcome to Broken Heels, my travel blog. Since I'm a full-time carer, I don't do a lot of travelling these days, but I do explore my own back door as much as possible and I've made it my mission to write an article about every town in the county of Ayrshire, where I live.

I had the idea when a very distant relative contacted me through the My Heritage website to check if I was her 4th cousin once removed. It turns out I am living in the Stewarton area, exactly where her ancestors and mine lived back in the early 19th century. In 200 years, my branch of the family tree has stayed firmly rooted in Ayrshire and I'm fiercely proud of my Ayrshire roots. I thought it might be a good idea to start a site where people who want to know more about Ayrshire can visit and see pictures and stories of what the county looks like now.

This is my index page where you can find links to all the towns I'm planning to write about on this site and as I write the articles, I'll link to them on this page. If you think I've missed one, please let me know and I'll add it to the list and pay it a visit. I've also listed the rivers I'm going to write about and some places of interest. I used Wikipedia as a jumping off point and will add to this myself after days out this summer with my family. All photos used in the articles are my own, unless otherwise stated. If you would like to use the images, you are welcome to but all I ask is please contact me to let me know you've used them and link back to my site. A link is all the payment required!

Towns and villages in Ayrshire:


Alloway
Ardrossan
Annbank
Auchentiber
Auchinleck
Ayr
Ballantrae
Barrhill
Barr
Beith
Bellsbank
Burnhouse
Catrine
Coylton
Crosshill
Crosshouse
Crossroads
Crosshands
Cronberry
Cumnock
Dailly
Dalmellington
Dalry
Dalrymple
Darvel
Drongan
Dreghorn
Drybridge
Dundonald
Dunlop
Dunure
Fairlie
Fenwick
Galston
Gatehead
Girvan
Glengarnock
Hansel
Hurlford
Irvine
Kilbirnie
Kilmarnock
Kilmaurs
Kilwinning
Kirkmichael
Kirkoswald
Knockentiber
Largs
Lendalfoot
Logan
Lugton
Lugar
Mauchline
Maidens
Maybole
Monkton
Mossblown
Minishant
Muirkirk
New Cumnock
Newmilns
Ochiltree
Old Dailly
Pinmore
Pinwherry
Prestwick
Saltcoats
Seamill
Skelmorlie
Sorn
Springside
Stair
Stevenston
Stewarton
Symington
Tarbolton
Torranyard
Troon
Turnberry
West Kilbride

Rivers In Ayrshire


River Garnock
River Irvine
River Ayr
River Doon

Places of Interest


Auchenharvie Castle
Barony and Castle of Giffen
Cleeves Cove
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park
Corsehill
Dalgarven Mill
Dean Castle Country Park
Eglinton Country Park
Laigh Milton Viaduct
Thurgartstone
Ayr Seafront Playpark
Burns National Heritage Park
The Low Green, Ayr
Turnberry Golf Course

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