Kilmarnock is the second largest town in Ayrshire and currently has a population of 44,734 people. Kilmarnock is a well-known location with East Ayrshire, earning its recognition through its publications of the first Robert Burns book, which is extremely rare and commonly referred to as The Kilmarnock Edition.
Kilmarnock is well known for its film locations, music arts and notable residents. Biffy Clyro were formed in the town in a primary school in the 1990s. Kilmarnock has been the focus of award winning BAFTA TV shows and films!
Johnnie Walker, an international distributed whiskey brand was previously situated within the town since the 19th century. Diageo, the owner of Johnnie Walker sadly announced plans to close the bottling plan within Kilmarnock after 289 years!
Kilmarnock is home to some beautiful listed landmarks which are an attraction for both residents of Kilmarnock and visitors from other areas. These landmarks include Dean Castle & Park, where collections of arms and armour are on display, as well as musical instruments. There is a banqueting hall, which displays the Kilmarnock Edition of Robert Burns poetry! There are daily tours of the castle for a perfect family outing!
There are a variety of retail shops including large supermarkets easily accessible due to the frequent transport links including both railway and bus.
For days out and things to do, Kilmarnock’s opportunities are endless. The Odeon Cinema is located close to the town centre of Kilmarnock, in a retail park alongside fast-food restaurants, superstores and retail outlet facilities. Another place to visit is the Galleon within Kilmarnock, which hosts a variety of activities such as swimming and ice-skating, perfect for everyone!
Kilmarnock railway station operates from the town to major locations in Scotland and Newcastle in England. Stagecoach is the main provider of bus transportation links, which operate to most major towns in the west of Scotland, direct from Kilmarnock. There are easy accessibly road links to Glasgow with the M77 motorway.
Kilmarnock offers a total of 18 educational facilities managed by the East Ayrshire Council. There are 13 primary schools and 4 secondary schools within Kilmarnock which offer the younger generation a fantastic education, with 1 college for further education.
Kilmarnock is a beautiful location, with affordable, luxurious properties available for all generations. As mentioned, it hosts a string of fine buildings, which are beautiful tourist attractions. Kilmarnock was voted the “UKs Friendliest Shopping Town” in 2006, due to its friendly, happy residents and employees. If you want to live in area with astounding sights, intriguing history, happy locals and a multitude of opportunity’s, Kilmarnock is the perfect choice!