Maybole, a small market town situated 9 miles south of Ayr, is the ancient capital of Carrick. Its long history is
evidenced from the many fine buildings on view. High Street is especially striking,
running from the imposing town hall, built in 1887, to the equally impressive and
much more unexpected Maybole Castle, believed to be the towns oldest inhabited house.
Many of Maybole's collection of remarkable buildings are found along Cassillis Street,
a little north-east from the town centre.
On the southern outskirts of Maybole on the A77 lies Crossraguel Abbey founded by
Duncan McDowall, 1st Earl of Carrick, in 1244 for the Cluniac Monks of Paisley Abbey.
The well preserved medieval remains include the church, cloister, chapter house
and much of the domestic quarters.
Maybole offers a charming nine-hole town golf course with splendid views over the Carrick
Hills. Play on some of the best golf courses in Scotland.
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