Guide to our local area in Ayr
DALMELLINGTON & THE DOON VALLEY
Dalmellington is in the Doon Valley, 15 miles from the main town of Ayr. The village is surrounded by beautiful landscapes ideal for hill climbing, walking and horse riding.
The area is rich in history. It has its roots in the coal mining industry, as well as an ongoing important farming community. Read more about the history of the Doon Valley.
It is situated on the A713, on the main tourist route south to Dumfries and Galloway and close to Loch Doon, a stunning area of undoubted natural beauty.
All our flower bouquets are named after local areas of Dalmellington.
The Blackstone centre was established to secure a way to care for our growing Scottish rare breed family, to give you a chance to experience the Clydesdale horse magic, learn about their lives on the farm and witness first hand these magnificent animals, so the Clydesdale Experience was born.
Gift Vouchers can be bought by visiting www.blackstoneclydesdales.co.uk. You can also request a horse and cart for your wedding.
Gift Shed @ the Coo Shed
The Coo Shed was opened in April 2017 as an ‘add-on’ to the already successful and well established plant nursery, Corton Plants.
Set in the rural Ayrshire countryside on South Corton Farm, the Coo Shed has proven to be a very popular destination for many, it's the ideal place for people to meet up with friends and family and enjoy delicious home-made food and mouth-watering cakes.
The Gift Shed is open from 2 February to 24 December from 10am to 4.30pm. It offers lovely gifts from jewellery, handbags, scarves, cards, candles and little mindings.
South West Coastal 300 route
The South West Coastal 300 route in South West Scotland is a stunning drive of just over 300 Miles which passes through Dalmellington.
There is so much to explore, including a multitude of interesting towns and villages. You could easily spend a week or two on the South West Coastal 300 and only scratch the surface!
Much of your route follows our many miles of awesome coastline while you will also have the opportunity to marvel at our hills, glens, forests and lochs and soak up some of the abundant history of our area. The roads are quiet too!