All you need to know about Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock is a town in East Ayrshire, Scotland that overlooks the River Irvine. It has a population of over 46,000 and is 15th most densely populated place in Scotland. As the second biggest town in Ayrshire, Kilmarnock attracts more than its fair share of business travellers, many of whom stay in serviced apartments provided by SilverDoor.

The name Kilmarnock is an amalgamation of the words of ‘cill’, meaning ‘cell’, and ‘Mernoc’ – with reference to the disciple, Saint Marnock. Saint Marnock is said to have established a church in the town as early as the 7th century. New plans for the Kilmarnock were reportedly laid in the 17th century, and paved the way for future developments including business travel to the town.

By the time of the Industrial Revolution, Kilmarnock began to expand considerably. New streets were introduced, and the town became known for its manufacturing of Scottish bonnets. In the years that followed, Kilmarnock developed a reputation for carpet manufacturing. The town is also heralded as the birthplace of Scotch Whisky. All such industries have brought with them a host of business travel professionals engaged in various aspects of the industrial process.

Today’s Kilmarnock’s economy is focused predominantly on skill force knowledge, with Rowallan Business Park Centre providing an important hub for business travel. The business park is home to such companies as the sandwich franchise business, Food Partners. Other key businesses based in Kilmarnock include Utopia Computers and the regeneration company, KLIN Group. Serviced Apartments in the area offer close proximity to both transport and the businesses within the town.

Popular Kilmarnock attractions include Dean Castle and Country Park, The Palace Theatre and Grand Hall and the Dick Institute. Other sites worth visiting are Laigh Kirk and Burns Monument Centre.

Kilmarnock is joined by three main roads which connect to EdinburghGlasgow and Dumfries. It is linked by buses, trams and trains, with the main train station being Kilmarnock railway station. The closest airport to Kilmarnock is Glasgow Prestwick Airport at roughly 13 miles away. Many of the serviced apartments available in Kilmarnock are located close to local transport links, making them great for business travel.

Add the finishing touches to your trip to Kilmarnock with a stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment.