The sixteenth century poet Alexander Montgomerie was born in Hazelhead Castle, which is on the outskirts of Beith.
It was also home to many world-famous cabinet works, such as Stevenson and Higgins.
Beith also has its own golf course (the 8th hardest amateur course in Britain), two Beith Parish Churches of the Church of Scotland, 102nd Scout Group, and modern Primary school. The Royal Navy also maintains an armament depot, DM Beith, in the area.
The Beith Rocking Stone, weighing 11 tons, sits on top of Cuff Hill. Local Folklore states that the Rock once upon a time rocked from side to side on a balance point.
The 'Court Hill' is near Hill of Beith, Gateside, in the Barony of Beith. Dobie states that this is the Moot Hill on which the Abbot of Kilwinning used to administer justice to his vassals & tenants. It is a sub-oval, flat-topped mound, measuring 15.0 by 14.5 metres (49.2 x 47.6 ft) over all, 10.0 by 8.0 metres (32.8 x 26.25 ft) across the top, and high, situated at the foot of a small valley. A number of large stones are visible in the sides of the mound. It is turf-covered, and probably situated on a low outcrop, it is mostly an artificial work. It pre-dates the channelling of the burn which detours around it, the mound was probably isolated in this once marshy outflow of the former Boghall Loch (see NS35SE 14).
The 16 acres of woodland and gardens remain a popular site for dog walkers, bird watchers, and those out to enjoy the rural surroundings.
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