The River Stinchar runs through the valley and the Colmonell area boasts three ruined castles: Craigneil Castle (thirteenth century), Kirkhill Castle (sixteenth century) and Knockdolian Castle (sixteenth century).
The village has a small primary school, pub, fire station and village church.
With a small population, Colmonell is a close community. The village has an annual Church Fete in August and an agricultural show the same month. In June there is the annual gala day, or 'Fun Day', which is run by the Community Association. This has been extended in recent years to become a 'Fun Week' during which a range of activities are arranged for the local community.
Settlements AdministrationNational 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 Geography HistoryHeritage 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 Transport Towns Villages Other settlements and suburbs See also
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