Kennedy's Pass - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Kennedy's Pass
Kennedy's Pass lies on the course of the A77 Trunk Road, 4 miles southwest of Girvan on the South Ayrshire coast. It used to represent a narrowing in the road, which follows the raised beach along the coast. As the road rounds a little headland here, it is constricted between cliffs and a distinctive rock pinnacle. Widening the road to create the modern A77 created a challenge.
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1.67km from Kennedy's Pass
Grey Hill is a summit in the region or range in Scotland. Grey Hill is 297 metres high. All the walking routes up Grey Hill on Mud and Routes can be found. The walking route and range ends at Kennedy's Pass about 1 mile north of Lendalfoot, 5 miles south of Girvan.
3.94km from Kennedy's Pass
Carleton Castle is a ruined five story 15th century tower house whichcan be seen from the coast road far below, with spectacular views out across the bay below. The castle comprises a small rectangular tower, with one of its corners having fallen down. Carleton was the property of the Cathcart family and legend suggests that one laird, Sir John Cathcart, funded his lifestyle through a succession of wives, murdering each before moving on to the next.
5.63km from Kennedy's Pass
Stair Park is Girvan's shorefront park and remnants of the sand dunes from which it was created can still be seen in its undulating form. The park features a bandstand, all weather tennis & netball courts, skatepark, football pitch and a football stadium. The park and stadium were named after the Earl of Stair, who bequeathed the land to the local authorities.
5.88km from Kennedy's Pass
Girvan is one of Ayrshire's most popular beaches, and the town offers a variety of traditional seaside activities. Girvan enjoys spectacular views over Ailsa Craig, a wildlife and bird haven, the Firth of Clyde, the isle of Arran and Mull of Kintyre on a clear day. Sit on the shore and admire the wonderful views towards the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre. Watch the boats using the harbour, and you may even spot a visiting seal.
Girvan Harbour Lighthouse
6.05km from Kennedy's Pass
A majestic lighthouse which was located in the heart of South ayrshire and it offers beautiful views and it is quiet interesting to visit an d to know the history of this lighthouse.
The McKechnie Institute
6.06km from Kennedy's Pass
The McKechnie Institute is located at the intersection of Ailsa Street and Dalrymple Street in the town of Girvan in South Ayrshire. Built in the Scottish Baronial style with some Renaissance detailing, its architects McKissack & Rowan of Glasgow, also designed Girvan's North Parish Church. The ground floor originally contained a library, reading room and ladies room, with a billiards room and a Librarian's house on the first floor.
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South Ayrshire Council
South Ayrshire is one of thirty-two council areas of Scotland, covering the southern part of Ayrshire. It borders onto Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire.