Maidens

Maidens is a village in South Ayrshire, Scotland.This picturesque fishing village lies on the Firth of Clyde coast, around 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of Turnberry, and 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west of Maybole. It formerly had its own railway station on the Maidens and Dunure Light Railway.

Carrick
Settlements
Former burghs
Ballantrae
Girvan
Maybole
Others
Auchencrosh
Balkissock
Bargany
Barr
Colmonell
Crosshill
Dailly
Drumshang
Dunure
Greenan
Kirkmichael
Kirkoswald
Maidens
Minishant
Old Dailly
Patna
Pinmore
Pinwherry
Smyrton
Straiton
Administration
National subdivisions
Ayrshire and Arran lieutenancy area
Carrick earldom
Kyle and Carrick local government district
Sheriffdom and County of Ayr
South Ayrshire Council area
Parliamentary seats (Scotland)
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Parliamentary seats (UK)
Ayrshire (1708–1868)
South Ayrshire (1868–1983)
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley (1983–2005)
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (2005–)
Culture
  • Gaelic in Carrick and Galloway
  • Sawney Bean
Geography
Islands
Ailsa Craig
Lochs
Craigdow Loch
Loch Bradan
Loch Doon
Loch Dornal
Loch Finloch
Loch Goosey
Loch Spaig
Loch Spallander
Loch Spouts
Rivers
River Doon
River Stinchar
Water of App
Water of Girvan
Water of Tig
History
Heritage sites
Blairquhan Castle
Crossraguel Abbey
Culzean Castle
Dinvin Motte
Dunduff Castle
Dunure Castle
Glenapp Castle
Greenan Castle
Kirkoswald Parish Church
Knockdolian
Maybole Collegiate Church
Penkill Castle
Turnberry Castle
People
Abbots of Crossraguel
Clan Kennedy
Earls or mormaers of Carrick
Marquesses of Ailsa and their predecessors
Sport
  • Girvan F.C.
  • Maybole F.C.
  • Turnberry golf course
Transport
Railway lines
Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway
Maybole and Girvan Railway
Railway stations
Barrhill railway station
Girvan railway station
Maybole railway station
Roads
A77
A714

Coordinates: 55°20′N 4°49′W / 55.333°N 4.817°W / 55.333; -4.817

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