Dalrymple today is small parish which includes the village of that name and lies between the parishes of Ayr and Coylton to the north, and Kirkmichael, Straiton and Dalmellington to the South. Dalrymple village is a sizable place on a cross-roads of the B7034 and the B742. It straddles the River Doon.
Hollybush comprises of a couple of houses just off the A713 Ayr to Dalmellington Road. Near by are Skeldon House, an impressive Georgian mansion, and Skeldon Mills which was rebuilt in the early 1960s. The old Hollybush House used to be an hotel and is now a home for ex-servicemen and women. Also nearby is Balgreen Farm, famous for its Clydesdale horses. Just to the east of Hollybush are the Craigs of Kyle which offer an excellent view of much of the county on a good day.
An 1837 description of the parish, including a listing of the key personalities of the town, is given in this extract from Pigot's Directory for Ayrshire. The transcript was provided by Keith Muirhead from Queensland.
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