Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Kilmarnock

The area's monuments and history are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Kilmarnock. This welcoming city is known for its golfing, university setting and parks. Paisley Abbey and Burrell Collection are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Kilmarnock

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Kilmarnock a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Royal Troon Golf Club (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Pirate Pete's Family Entertainment Centre (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Heads of Ayr Farm Park (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • New Cumnock Golf Club (18.3 mi / 29.5 km)
  • Xscape Braehead (19.1 mi / 30.8 km)
  • Hamilton Park Racecourse (21.3 mi / 34.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Kilmarnock

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Kilmarnock is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Botanic Gardens (20.2 mi / 32.6 km)
  • Kay Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Irvine Beach (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Brother Loch (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Ayr Beach (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Queen's Park (17.5 mi / 28.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Kilmarnock

Fly into Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick), the closest airport, located 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.), which is 17.7 mi (28.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Kilmarnock Station, Kilmaurs Station and Stewarton Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Kilmarnock?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 246 holiday lettings around Kilmarnock. From 112 Houses to 92 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kilmarnock?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Kilmarnock. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Rugby Park: 314 holiday lettings
  • Stewarton Station: 663 holiday lettings
  • Kilmaurs Station: 589 holiday lettings
  • Dunlop Station: 668 holiday lettings
  • Glasgow (ZGG-Glasgow Central Train Station): 631 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Kilmarnock listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kilmarnock?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 112 Houses in Kilmarnock. Our other popular types of Kilmarnock holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 92 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 31 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 31 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kilmarnock?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in Kilmarnock. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.