It is around 7-8 miles away from the coastal towns of Irvine and Ayr.
Kilmarnock can be accessed via the A77 from the north and south or alternatively, the M77 from the north.
Stagecoach busses run services into most of the town's areas on a regular basis until around 11pm at night. Regular busses also run to Glasgow, Irvine, Ayr, Stewarton and various other outlaying villages and towns.
"Dean Castle Country Park"
"Johnnie Walker's Bottling plant" - Hill Street
"The Dick Institute - Library and Museum" - London Road
Kilmarnock has a wide mix of accommodation from homely B&Bs/guest houses, to world class hotels.
Kilmarnock has many pubs and restaurants to choose from. Most pubs screen live football matches and serve basic pub grub until around 8pm, but don't count on anything more sophisticated than pie and chips.
"Fanny by Gaslight" on West George Street
"The Goldberry" on Bank Street
"The Hunting Lodge" at Glencairn Square (Former winner of the Tennents "Best Pint in Scotland" competition)