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Craft Town Scotland

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We found this Craft Town as we were travelling along the Ayrshire coast. Well signposted from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian_Lesley01
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Mr S

Great way to encourage tourists into a lovely old town. The Glen is well kempt and the barony... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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Andover
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West Kilbride, Scotland’s only designated craft town, samples the wealth of Scottish craft and design talent. This highly rated visitor attraction features 9 studios and the award winning Barony Centre, an exhibition, activities and events venue. In...more
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The Barony Centre 86 Main Street | 50 Main Street, West Kilbride KA23 9AP, Scotland
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All reviews barony centre well worth a visit the main street great coffee cakes little gem church building art gallery exhibition space salad cafe shop artists volunteers pottery glen collection
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is somewhere certainly worth a visit on the Ayrshire coast. Well done to those in the West Kilbride community for such creative ways of rebranding their town. The whole Craft Town scheme is very worthwhile and works well (with good signage and interpretation), but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this Craft Town as we were travelling along the Ayrshire coast. Well signposted from the main A78. The Barony Centre has lots of exhibits of hand made individual craft items from local artisans. The cafe is also worth a visit. Wish we had...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great way to encourage tourists into a lovely old town. The Glen is well kempt and the barony centre and cafe well worth a visit, lovely coffee!!

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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for your encouraging words. We love our 'village' and are happy to share our attractions with all our visitors. And I agree - the coffee is so good. I like the quiche and cake too!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

I’ve never been to West Kilbride before and had no idea that it was such a “craft town”, so we were pleasantly surprised to find such a good collection of independent arts and craft shops along the Main Street. Even the public toilets have been...More

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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you for enjoying our village. Our community is determined to improve a visitor's experience and we have many more plans in the pipeline - such as a textile trail from the village to the sea, Vertex arts programme in October, many exhibitions in the...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018

A good morning out at the Barony Centre, West Kilbride. I visited with a friend as we were in the area. A little bit of culture as we wandered round the current exhibition, a little bit of retail therapy as we wandered round the shop...More

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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Delighted you enjoyed our cafe. Please drop in again. Our Main Street studios are open Thurs - Saturday 11-4pm.and the Barony Centre is open Monday to Saturday 10-4pm. Well worth another visit!

Reviewed 12 July 2018

Stopped in for a bit of late lunch as we had had a filling breakfast at the Seamill Hydro where we were staying for a few days. We found this cafe while having a walk (but be warned Wednesday is most of the businesses' closing...More

Thank Brenda D
sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. For others who would like to visit our new website Craft Town Scotland gives opening times and contact details for all our makers.

Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Based on the reviews, I purposely went on a Thursday, late afternoon. A couple shops were open, others were closed for no apparent reason. Two ladies sat in the stained glass shop while the sign on their door read "closed". The concept of having studios/stores...More

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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Sorry to hear of your disappointment. Our new website Craft Town Scotland will guide you on opening times and gives the contact details of all our makers. The Barony Centre is our main base and please do visit again. We'd be happy to show you...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018

As a new crafter thought a trip to Craft town would be inspiring. How wrong I was,I went on a Thursday and got there about 10.30, apart from the co op the only place open was a lovely small gift shop. The place was like...More

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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Working studios open at 11am. Barony Centre flags will have been flying and indicate all is open from 10am including the cafe. Not sure what happened? The village can be quiet but we were all there working away.

Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is a collection of examples of crafts and art which are produced locally, and many of the individual artists and crafts-people have studios in the village where you can study their work in detail. I spent a couple of hours surrounded by temptation --...More

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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

We were so pleased to hear that you had enjoyed your visit and all our lovely arts and craft work. Our intention is 'Something for everyone'. Vuelve pronto!

Reviewed 24 May 2018

Since moving nearby just under two years ago, we have always been delighted with the Barony café. We often have lunch there when friends and family are visiting. The soups are delicious and the quiches with salad so tasty with crisp pastry and interesting fillings....More

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sian930, Secretary at Craft Town Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for the lovely review. Our staff will be delighted.

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celticchickadee
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Response from sian930 | Property representative |
When available we advertise our children's workshops so please check our website. Friday December 7th is Yuletide Night and there will definitely be activities upstairs in the Barony Centre.
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