Ayrshire is a popular seaside town in Scotland, located approximately 37 miles South West of Glasgow with a charming seat front and a range of leafy suburbs. Ayrshire’s principal towns include Ayr, Kilmarnock and Irvine. The area has beautifully rugged coastlines and rolling green hills, giving visitors a wide variety of sites to explore. Ayrshire’s history and heritage is always prominent within the area, offering guests a unique and cultural experience.
Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist, widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland. You can visit the home of Burns at The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
and take part in a variety of fun and educational events such as walking guides and suppers.
Spend the day enjoying the treasure filled rooms of Culzean Castle
, a National Trust for Scotland Property, and its extensive estate grounds and coastline. The island has around 40 castles available for visiting, another being Brodick Castle
, another National Trust for Scotland Property.
For a taste of ‘Scotland in miniature’ cross the Firth of Clyde and embark on a journey around the Isle of Arran. Visit the Ayr Gaiety Theatre for a range of well-known productions and entertainment such as Hairspray and Jurassic Park Adventures. Arran is a place of magic and myth, an area boasting its own whisky and beer brewery, Arran Distillery to tour and sample, as well as Arran Aromatics to pamper yourself with, or treat your loved ones.
With many golf courses all over Ayrshire, such as the famous Turnberry Golf Resort
where Open Tournaments have been held, you are spoiled for choice on where to tee-off. With Castle ruins aplenty to investigate and a myriad of local trails throughout the area you can view the wildlife of Scotland wherever you go.
Ayrshire has everything you could wish for when choosing a Scottish holiday destination, bringing plenty of culture, heritage and agriculture to your break.