Things to do in Cumnock

Things to do in Cumnock

Nestled where the Glaisnock Water and the Lugar Water meet lies Cumnock, a town in East Ayrshire with some wonderful parks, shops and restaurants - and is only a short drive to the sea.

Take a load off at these local diners and restaurants

As always, finding a good place for lunch during a day’s shopping is a top priority, here are a few of the tastiest looking options available for hungry shoppers.

Boswell’s Coach House

Set in the heart of the countryside is Boswell’s Coach House, a set of listed buildings renovated in 2014, home to a farmshop known for its Highland Beef - hand reared on the estate itself - alongside its variety of other homegrown produce. There is also a delightful Cafe and gift shop on site with a wide variety of eclectic products you’re unlikely to find anywhere else.

The Deck

Delightful little cafe selling all-day hot and cold food and afternoon tea, with an accommodating and friendly staff. Best known for its cupcake and cookie decorating events and its mouth watering selection of home baked goodies available in store.

The Thistle Inn

Currently undergoing extensive renovation, but promises an excellent dining experience once complete.. Cosy and quaint with accommodation available and perfect for visitors to the town.

Homemade With Love

A quirky cafe recently opened and raring to go with some very tasty looking options on a rotating menu. The fish and chips come highly recommended.

Find some hidden gems in Cumnock’s bustling high street

Crucial Drinks

Have a wee drop at this boutique whisky and rum firm, selling their multi award winning spirits. Created by a small team of drinks industry professionals, and dedicated to their vision of reimagining spirits.

Knit One Kids Too

A well established baby and wool shop which has been at the heart of the town centre for over 37 years. They offer designer and affordable high quality clothes for children on top of selling a wide range of wools - perfect for making your own!

Present and Correct

As neat and tidy as the name suggests, Present and Correct sell a variety of homewares and accessories, from cushions to necklaces

The Flower Shop by Sandra

“Only the best will do” at the Flower Shop - Sandra’s personal motto. For the customer that means every bouquet and design is made using only the freshest and most beautiful of flowers. Take a clutch of roses home for your partner, or hire them for a floral arrangement for any big day.

Bring your dog along

There are several delightful dog destinations in Cumnock, so let’s start by giving them a pamper before they run off and get muddy elsewhere.

Canine Smiles

They may prefer to roam parkland and roll in puddles, but a healthy dog is a happy one, so put a shine on that slobbery grin at Canine Smiles - dog groomers and discomfort-free doggy teeth cleaning. 

Afton-Glow Grooming & Dog Supplies

Nip round for some products to keep your furry friend clean and happy at home with their in store supplies

Explore the great outdoors and some architecture

Dumfries House is the place to go in Cumnock for a breath of fresh air alongside exploring a classical piece of architecture in a guided tour. 

If old houses aren’t your thing, there are numerous other attractions available for visitors, such as a maze and a walled garden, open greens, a well equipped playpark, river walks and peaceful meadows. The best part is that only the walled garden has an entry cost - the rest can be enjoyed for free! For more information visit here 

Enjoy some heritage

The Baird Institute

This museum/gallery is the place to go to learn more about Cumnocks storied past, from its roots as a mining settlement to experiencing the art and culture leading up to the modern day

They have many historical artefacts on display, from ancient textile inscriptions to reconstructed pottery. Whatever your objective, The Baird Institute promises an enriching experience.

Get fit and enjoy a swim at Visions Leisure Centre

Stay fit at their fitness and health suites, or enjoy a dip in their indoor pool - 25 metres long and 4 lanes wide. Booking is required.

So there we are, ShopAppy’s guide to our  picks for the best places to check out in Cumnock, East Ayrshire. There are many more shops on show on our website, so take a look and see what else there is on offer.

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