The area surrounding the town of Maybole
is administered by Maybole District Council and extends to approximately 200
square miles of some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery. There are
countless walks around the town for those who wish to spend a holiday in good
walking country. For those with cars, Maybole is an ideal centre for
holidaymakers who wish to stay in a quiet country town within easy reach of
interesting places and a lovely countryside. The famous Croy Bay on the Firth
of Clyde with the historic Castle of Culzean. perched on the cliff at the
south of the bay is only 4 miles away, with Turnberry. the birthplace of
Robert the Bruce. and now a golfers Mecca, 2 miles further south. The Southern
Uplands of Scotland stretch along the east of the town, with Loch Trool lying
at the bottom of the Merrick, the highest hill in South Scotland. about twenty
miles away. Alloway. birthplace of Robert Burns, is 5 miles to the north, on
the road to the County town of Ayr which is 9 miles from Maybole.
Stranraer, the main seaport for Scottish
traffic to Ireland is 42 miles south of Maybole and the road to it passes
along some of the finest seaboard scenery in the whole of Scotland with
magnificent views across the Firth of Clyde to Arran, Ailsa Craig and the Mull
of Kintyre. Glasgow is only about 40 miles to the north while Edinburgh can
easily be reached for a days visit to the Scottish Capital. Dumfries is also
within easy reach through the picturesque country of the Nith valley.
Bus services throughout the district are
numerous and bring all parts of Carrick within easy reach of everyone.