Rozelle Park

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Rozelle Park is situated on the south side of Ayr with a Mansion House, Art Gallery, Tea Room, Ponds, Woodland Walks, and vast Playing Fields.

The house is open all year Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday: 12noon - 5pm, with a popular cafe and art gallery.

The park is used for football tournaments, rugby, equestrian events, gala days and the vast Ayr Flower Show in early August each year.

Regular buses run between Ayr Bus Station and Alloway village, dropping off and picking up at a bus stop by the main entrance to the park. Map.

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Rozelle House was originally a mansion house at the centre of a country estate built in the 1700s.

As the town of Ayr and village of Alloway had grown around the estate, and the estate had become increasingly expensive to run, the Hamilton's of Rozelle gifted the mansion, and grounds to the people of Ayr in 1968 to be used for culture and recreation.

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At the rear of Rozelle House is a cafe with outdoor seating. The gardens at the rear also contain a number of modern sculptures, a popular spot for lazing around on sunny days.

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The image below is of the Rozelle Cafe on a hot day, when the garden area was very busy.

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The image below is of the inner courtyard at Rozelle, the old stables. The Art Gallery is situated throughout these buildings, and in parts of the main house.

This part of the Art Gallery has a small shop named The Mix, for gifts, jewellery, ladies clothes and bags. The main shop is situated in Prestwick. Tel: 01292 678 692.

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The Maclaurin Art Gallery is in a number of buildings throughout Rozelle House. Many of the paintings are for sale, ranging from one hundred pounds to a few thousand pounds. Open: Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm Sunday: 12noon - 5pm.

There are also a number of Exhibitions throughout the year. Art Gallery Website.

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Rozelle ponds have scenic walks around them. During cold winters, the ponds are used as ice rinks.

The scenic village of Alloway is about 500 yards south, and Belleisle Park with flower gardens just across the main road, at the main entrance to Rozelle. Ayr town centre is about one and a half miles north.

See the Alloway Walk Page as Alloway Rozelle and Belleisle are often visited at the same time.

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The image below is of Rozelle Park during the Ayr Flower show in August. There is parking for thousands of cars and an area during the show for camping, camper vans and caravans. Ayr Flower Show Website.

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