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EXPLORE SCOTLAND

Lambs in Ayrshire Countryside

AYRSHIRE COAST

 

 

The spectacular Ayrshire Coastline allows you to drink in views of sea, hills and farmlands. You can walk or hike parts of the Ayrshire Coastal Path (148km in all) as part of your vacation. Or take a short walk from your apartment to the beautiful Turnberry Beach with stunning views of Ailsa Craig and Arran.  Take a boat or fishing trip around the granite island  Ailsa Craig from Girvan Harbour. Drink in the scenery so specific to this southwest coast of Scotland.

Turnberry golfer image by Matt Hyland

GOLF

 

 

Turnberry Golf Course has been home to the British Open several times.  The iconic 9th hole with the lighthouse is renowned worldwide.  You can walk there from your apartment.  A 5 minute drive to Girvan Golf Club provides similar terrain and views at a bargain fee. Enjoy other prestigious Ayrshire golf courses, such as Royal Troon or Prestwick, many of which are challenging Links courses or venture further afield to Ancient St. Andrews or Gleneagles. Scotland is THE golfing destination.

Culzean Castle Image by Katherine  Carlyon

HISTORICAL SITES

 

 

You are never far from a castle while in Turnberry.  Culzean Castle, Kelburn Castle, Dunure Castle and Glenapp Castle are a short distance from your apartment. Each have their own charm and opportunities for you to experience.  The area is steeped in history and traditions for you to enjoy.  You are in the birthplace of Robert the Bruce and the national bard, Robert Burns. Seize the chance to enjoy these and more.

Girl with Shopping Bags

SHOPPING

 

 

Find high street stores in shopping malls in Ayr, Irvine or Glasgow. Seek out individual and eclectic stores in and around the towns and villages for one of a kind mementoes of your trip. Venture to the larger malls such as Silverburn or Braehead.

Enjoying Lunch

EATING OUT AND IN

 

Take advantage of the delicious cuisine from the restaurants which surround your apartment.  Delight in local seafood, farm to table meat including Scottish lamb, international flavors or Scottish traditions such as haggis. Alternatively, stock up your kitchen with the freshest tastes from Dowhill or Dalduff farm shops or great hassle-free takeout options to eat at your very own dining table.

Heads of Ayr Farm activities

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Spend your days having family outings filled with fun, animals, theme parks, adventures or sports.  Something for everyone to enjoy whatever the weather.  From Heads of Ayr Farm Park , Kelburn Estate, Culzean Country Park, Adventure Carrick and The Quay Zone

Get outdoors and off grid with the family by climbing nearby hillshiking or biking local trails or visiting the award-winning Ayrshire beaches and seafront playparks.

National Trust Site for Burns Cottage

ARTS & CULTURE

You can indulge yourself in the Ayrshire Arts whether you enjoy visits to theatres, galleries or museums.  It is all on offer right here.  You have Rozelle Park, McKechnie Institute, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, The Gaiety Theatre and The Harbour Arts Centre at your fingertips.  Go further afield to Glasgow to access the renowned Burrell Collection, The Kings Theatre, the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art,  Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and the Theatre Royal, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and so many other cultural centres.

Kayaking in front of Ailsa Craig

ADVENTURE

 

Let your adventurous side loose while you stay in Ayrshire and take advantage of the great outdoors. Try quad biking, off-road  driving, archery, kayaking, paddleboarding, clay shooting, horse riding, rifle target shooting, mountain climbing, biking and more.  Turnberry Adventures or Adventure Carrick are places for you. 

Spa day

RELAXATION

Make time for that time out on your vacation. Whether you want to walk on the beach, go to the spa or salon, or have a glass of wine while you read.  You are in the right  spot.

Bay of Girvan
Cocktails

ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

Always something to entertain you in Ayrshire.  Visit Ayr Racecourse for their fixtures or book a tasting at AD Rattray Whisky Experience.  

Ayrshire and Arran offer a live music guide to local Festivals and bars.  Cinemas are a short drive from your apartment. Current events listed.

National Trust for Scotland link
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