Attractions and Places to Visit in Kilmarnock
Located in the heart of Ayrshire, Kilmarnock has much to offer with its unique mix of culture, retail and leisure. The town centre is well-known for its wide range of independent niche shops which, combined with many of the familiar high street stores, offers a great retail mix.
Kilmarnock is well known to connoisseurs of world poetry; in 1759, the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns was born not far from Kilmarnock in a large family of a simple farmer.
Kilmarnock's cultural and commercial center is broad Bank Street in the historic core, with the elegant John Finnie Street boasting one of the best examples of provincial Victorian architecture in Scotland. The Dick Institute and Palace Theatre offer first class cultural and leisure experiences within the town centre, with the Burns Monument Centre close by in the beautiful setting of Kay Park. Dean Castle and Country Park offer a fantastic day out for all the family with a programme of events and exhibitions throughout the year.