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Ayr: Tower of St John's

Door open days

8 September 2019 (12:00-16:00)


Remaining part of the original parish church of Ayr. The church, in its time the largest in Ayrshire, was cruciform in shape and the tower was perhaps added in the 14th century. In 1315 Robert the Bruce convened the Scottish Parliament in the church. Restored by J K Hunter for the 3rd Marquess of Bute in 1913-14. A landmark to seamen, it offers magnificent panoramic views.

Stout footwear required, supervised access.

Key Information

Building Date: c.1300

Wheelchair access available in grounds only.

Stout footwear required, supervised access.

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  • Bruce Crescent
  • Ayr
  • KA7 1JH