Rozelle, (also known as La Rochelle and Rosel), Ayr, Scotland
Record Id: 2874
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Rozelle Park is a public park in the centre of Ayr with a range of trees and planting. The former 19th-century parkland is devoted to sporting activities but some specimen trees remain. A nature trail leads through shelterbelt woodlands and there are ornamental ponds with mid-20th-century shrubberies around them.
Brief history of site
Rozelle House was built in 1754 for the Hamilton family, who owned the estate until the late-20th century. The designed landscape was laid out in the mid-19th century followed by more tree planting in the 1900s. In 1968 the family gifted the house and policies to the Royal Burgh of Ayr for recreational and cultural purposes. The house was converted to an art gallery shortly afterwards.
South Ayrshire; Ayr Doonfoot and Seafield
Historical County: Ayrshire
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Buses stop at the park gates. For details see:
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This is a municipal park, open daily for general public use.
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: urban park
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: After 1754
Main period of development: Mid 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 32