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- Lovely day out at Dean Castle, guides were great and very informative. A huge let down from the cafe though, surly staff, tepid soup and half cooked toasties, and still not had a reply to my complaint, so I have to assume they're not too bothered about good customer service.Written 2 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Very impressive and interesting place with a museum and art gallery as well as a library and excellent cafe. The Cafe has a good selection of baking and the coffee is excellent. Staff are friendly and helpful.Written 4 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Amazing wee park and walk way from shortlees not so far of a drive and just off the town defo recommend it ad give it a 20:10Written 8 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It was our first time here. The location is easy to find and there are very good transport links with the adjacent bus station, lots of cabs and plenty of (paid) parking. There is also free street parking within a 5-10 minute walk.
The venue staff were all very friendly and the atmosphere inside the venue - which felt a bit like a church - was very good. It’s not a huge venue but the seats we had (on the balcony)were sufficiently roomy and comfortable.
The acoustics and lighting all worked well too.
The performance from Dr Hook was - as always - excellent and worthy of 5 stars itself.Written 22 January 2023
- First class service Listened to what I wanted to do and framed and restored 6 family pictures reasonably priced ExcellentWritten 18 April 2023
- Excellent service & staff
Staff were so helpful
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We will certainly be back
4 chanters this visit next time BagpipesWritten 23 March 2023
- I've been a few times with my baby now and not had any issues. There's lots to do for my baby, he always has a good time there. Spoken with the owner at reception a couple of times and he's always been so friendly and accommodating. I've had the cajun chicken wrap before and it was delicious! I would prefer a slightly larger side salad with it if I had to be picky. Have attended hop n bop class one week too which was great fun! Will be back.Written 13 January 2023
- great place for holding events, always busy and well used in
Kilmarnock, for many sports events. plenty of car parking spaces too and not far from Asda if no spaces leftWritten 22 July 2019
- A lovely day at hospitality in the 1869 Suite. Very well looked after all day. Great food, friendly staff and of course the famous Killie Pie 🥧 If you want to watch football in style treat yourself to a day out here. Fans of all clubs welcome ⚽️Written 17 September 2023
- This is a very interesting church as it is quite different in design to others in the area but its steeped in history such as its the oldest church in kilmarnock and there was a terrible accident here when the steeple collapsed and killed many people trying to escape.
It has beautiful stained glass windows and a stunning organ.
We have been to many xmas concerts over the years and the sound is amazing!Written 11 June 2021
- A wedding venue, Robert Burns Library and local history collection and Council Offices. The building has carved pieces of the old building incorporated into its walls, etc. Various other Burns related features are in the Kay Park. The statue is impressive and its housing and accessible during working hours.Written 19 November 2020
- We visited this monument today with my mum who can’t walk very well. Luckily there was a minibus to help travellers go up and down the hill that would have otherwise been inaccessible for her.
The rest of us walked up - there were lovely sculptures and bits of information which broke up the journey along the way.
When we got to the top, the view was amazing. There were birds of prey that people could handle for a donation. There was also an actor who played the part of one of the soldiers fighting for William Wallace and explained the history of Scotland.
The monument itself is amazing. Be careful of the narrow spiral staircase. My mum got the the first floor but had to come back down as she couldn’t manage the rest. There are 3 levels. Each level has really well thought out, interesting and fun activities and information.
The view at the top is spectacular. The gift shop and coffee shop are lovely.
I had an amazing time and learnt so much. It is a must-see.Written 27 August 2022
- Distinctive building (locked) with memorial inside next to the Dick Institute. There is a memorial garden diagonally across the road which has recently been refurbished.Written 7 September 2020
- I like this small park. It borders the imaginatively named Kilmarnock water a fast flowing stream that joins the River Irvine just south of the town, There are a number of levels but this isn't especially challenging. I've been there at most times of the year and weather permitting it's always nice.Written 6 April 2018
- Quite an unusual sculptures in the town centre at the cross. Well worth a look when visiting Kilmarnock.Written 22 February 2020
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