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Newmilns, which has a current population of around 3,000 +, lies on the A71, around seven miles east of Kilmarnock and twenty-five miles south-west of Glasgow. 

We currently have up to 100 businesses that are based in and around Newmilns, ranging from art & design to engineering and land services. For a list of all businesses please view our Newmilns Business Directory. 

Things to do in and around Newmilns 

Walks and Hikes

The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with many relaxing walks to be had that take you up the back roads of Newmilns, to Darvel or to Galston. You are also able to walk about the gorgeous Lanfine Estate that will take you to Darvel. As well as this we are are a short drive to Loudoun Hill. You are able to walk and hike up this landmark, recently featured in Netflix's Outlaw King. Here saw the battle of Loudoun Hill, where Robert the Bruce won a battle against the English Army. Loudoun Hill itself is a volcanic plug that provides 360-degree views of the area and on a clear day, you are able to see the Isle of Arran. 

Image from Love Exploring Scotland


Newmilns is home to the Snow and Sports Complex located on High Street. Providing lots of fun for all ages, the complex is a dry ski slope where you are able to learn to ski and snowboard as well as do some fun activities like tubing. They also have a mountain bike track (currently getting re-built) for you to follow. 

Newmilns is also home to a gym and swimming pool (members only) at the Loudoun Mains Country Club. Guests staying at the cottages are also welcome to use the leisure centre facilities. 

Image courtesy of Newmilns Snow & Sports Complex Facebook

Food & Drink

There are a few places in the town that you are able to get some nice food and drink. The Bobbin Cafe provide great breakfast and lunches all week. Lamlash House, a beautifully renovated wedding and event venue, provides dining experiences like Afternoon Tea, Festive Dining and Sunday Lunches. You can see their table of dining events here

There are also a few cosy pubs situated around the town centre for some lovely tipples at the Loudoun Arms and The Crown Hotel where you can also get food. 

Newmilns is also perfectly situated to travel to Kilmarnock where there are lots of great restaurants and bars, as there are in the other surrounding areas of East Ayrshire.


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