Discover Ayrshire and Surrounding Areas

Music and Theatre

  • Lochside - Gaiety Theatre

    Gaiety Theatre

    KA7 1NU | 19.7 Miles | 33 Mins

    The Gaiety Theatre is a category B listed performing arts venue in Ayr, just a 33-minute drive away from the Hotel. It is noted for its interior rococo features, its atmosphere and its acoustics. The Gaiety has a number of shows available throughout the year.


  • The Palace Theatre

    The Palace Theatre

    KA1 3BN | 19.2 Miles | 31 Mins

    The Palace Theatre is a 500 seat theatre which offers a year round programme of music, comedy, drama, dance and light entertainment, offering something for all the family and sits adjacent to the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock, less than 30 minutes from Lochside.


Sporting Activities

  • Anderson's School of Riding

    Anderson's School of Riding

    KA18 4NW | 4.1 Miles | 9 Mins

    Anderson School of Riding provides affordable education and quality riding tution, on the flat and jumping, treks and side saddle, based at Meikle Westland Farm, just 10 minutes from Lochside.

  • Clydesdale Horses

    Clydesdale Horses

    KA18 3JJ | 7.3 Miles | 14 Mins

    Enjoy an Experience Day at Blackstones Clydesdales. Try your hand at washing, grooming, mucking out, tacking up, bareback riding, herding on horseback, walking and feeding the animals.

  • Scottish Assault Course

    Scottish Assault Course

    The course is suitable for both adults and kids over 8+. The course features obstacles such as tunnels, 7 ft walls, monkey bars and water obstacles. The Ayrshire course, based less than 10 miles away from the hotel, includes rope crossings, water cages and it’s very own hang tough.

  • Ayrshire Segway

    Ayrshire Segway

    KA18 2LR | 9.7 Miles | 15 Mins

    Based in Auchinleck Estate, just over 9 miles from the Hotel, Ayrshire Segway has something for all ages. Ranging from Segway Adventure Tours, Hovercrafts, Treehouse, Woodland and Estate walks.

Local Attractions

  • Dumfries House

    Dumfries House

    KA18 2NJ | 5.8 Miles | 8 Mins

    Just over 5 miles from Lochside, Dumfries House is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acre of land, this stunning estate and 18th century house with its unrivalled collection of original furniture has something for everyone including an adventure park for the children.

  • Glen Afton Reservoir

    Glen Afton Reservoir

    Glen Afton is semi-natural and of ancient status and lies within the Southern Uplands ESA designation, less than 10 minutes from Lochside. The woodland forms a narrow corridor between the Afton Water and moorland pastures, with ash, silver & birch, hawthorn & hazel. A beautiful walk for all the family to enjoy.

  • Catrine House

    Catrine House

    KA5 5JY | 8.9 Miles | 13 Mins

    Located in picturesque open countryside on the popular River Ayr Walk, 12 minutes from Lochside, Catrine House is a welcoming and cosy Scandinavan style log building housing a new purpose built coffee shop, ice cream parlour and farm shop. There is also a large grass field with play area for the kids to enjoy.

  • Burns House Museum

    Burns House Museum

    KA5 5BZ | 10.7 Miles | 15 Mins

    The Burns House Museum is situated in the cobbled back streets of Mauchline, just 15 minutes drive from Lochside, where Robert Burns lived and worked between 1784 and 1788. The years that are widely regarded as being his most creative and productive period that Burns established himself as a poet, leading to the publication of the famous ‘Kilmarnock Edition’.

  • Cafe @ Cumnock

    Cafe @ Cumnock

    KA18 3AL | 3.7 Miles | 5 Mins

    Located within the Cumnock Factory Outlet just 5 minutes away, The Café offers shoppers a full range of freshly made meals, delicious home baking, hot and cold drinks and daily special offers.

  • Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

    Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

    KA6 7PZ | 16.1 Miles | 35 Mins

    The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory occupies a fantastic hilltop site on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, just over a 30 minute drive from Lochside. This publically accessible educational observatory has some of the darket skies in the UK and two large telescopes through which to observe the night sky. The Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park was the first Dark Sky Park in the UK and Europe, and was awarded a Gold-tier status by the International Dark-Sky Association.

  • Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

    Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

    The Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere covers an area of 5,268 square kilometres and includes 45,000 dwellings and 95,000. It has 3 main functions Conservation, Learning and Development. The Biosphere is an area of conservation that is protected and holds many walks and places of interest.