Home

British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » South Ayrshire » Failford, South Ayrshire - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Failford, South Ayrshire

Local area map loading...

Failford, South Ayrshire

Failford is a hamlet in South Ayrshire, Scotland. It is 4 kilometres west of Mauchline, where the Water of Fail flows into the River Ayr. The nearby Ayr Gorge Woodlands nature reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, notable for its ancient woodland of oak, ash and beech. The betrothal of the poet Robert Burns and "Highland Mary" (Mary Campbell) is said to have taken place here in 1786. In 1921, local Freemasons erected a memorial stone to commemorate this event.
Administrative CountySouth Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS4626
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
 

Your comments about Failford, South Ayrshire

What do you know about Failford, South Ayrshire? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus