Ayrshire Towns and Parishes

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Notes on the way through Ayrshire - 100 years ago

Failford in Tarbolton Parish

Failford, a small hamlet, where the Fail joins the Ayr, is famous for its hones. The Castle o’ Montgomery, already mentioned, was called Coilsfield until it was renamed by Burns after its proprietor, Colonel Montgomery, afterwards Earl of Eglinton. Its grounds contain Roman trenches, and the reputed tomb of "Auld King Coil." Besides its love-hallowed groves, both house and grounds are enchanted as the scene of the "‘Twa Dogs " 


Failford Inn Ayr Gorge Failford Peden's Cove The River Ayr Walk
  Monument to Robert Burns and Highland Mary  






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