A list of your host's favourite itineraries using Ayrshire Abode as your base camp. From cultural days immersed in art or theatre or history, to days spent leisurely on the golf course or in the great outdoors. Or a chance to spread your wings and travel to another European country by boat or plane. Ayrshire Abode makes it easy for you.
EXPLORE SCOTLAND AND BEYOND
There are a few gems in these day by day itineraries. They are grouped by interests and by geogaphical proximity for each day. You can also pick it one activity and enjoy it more leisurely on its own.
OUTDOOR & ACTIVE AYRSHIRE
Milton Wynd to Maidens Beach and Culzean Castle
as part of Stage 5 of the Ayrshire Coastal Path
Mountain Biking, Abseiling, Canoeing or Paddleboarding with Adventure Carrick
Quad Bike Challenge with Turnberry Adventures
Hike Byne Hill and Balaclava Woods
Hike a part of the West Highland Way
Turnberry Golf Course
(Choice of Ayrshire or Arran Course)
Girvan Golf Course
Prestwick Golf Course
The Carrick Golf Course, Loch Lomond
The Smithy Shop and Coffee House
Afternoon Tea is a must
*Good to combine with a shopping trip in Ayr, Stirling, Glasgow and Irvine respectively
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BIG KIDS, LITTLE KIDS
and Maidens Beach
and a visit to the Fairy Rochery, "Meg's Nook"
Boat Trip to Ailsa Craig or trip to Girvan Beach
Climbing the Dumpling , (Arrochar, Loch Lomond)
ART IN YOUR HEART
The Harbour Centre, Irvine
EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS
Day or Overnight Trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland by ferry from Cairn Ryan
Overnight Trip to Dublin, Ireland by Ryanair from Glasgow Airport
Day, Overnight or Weekend Trip to London flying from Glasgow Airport
YOUR HOST'S EATING RECOMMENDATIONS
Order your fresh Scottish Breakfast and/or Meat Pack direct from the local Dalduff's Farm Shop and have it delivered to Ayrshire Abode. No Scottish vacation is complete without it. Maly's Cafe, in Girvan's main street, will serve up great breakfast options at unbeatable cafe/diner prices.
Afternoon Tea at Turnberry Luxury Resort overlooking the Irish Sea and Ailsa Craig is divine. Afternoon Tea at the award winning Glenapp Castle, by Ballantrae, is an experience. Enjoy a walk in the gardens and soak up the atmosphere of this historic place.
A visit to Souter's Inn in Kirkoswald (5 minutes from Ayrshire Abode) will not only give you a taste of Robert Burns' countryside but provides a chance to taste haggis amongst many other delicious options. It has both traditional and contemporary options in cozy surroundings. Start to your day with a hearty breakfast or tea and scones. Try The Greenside Restaurant in Maybole for a hidden treasure with an extensive menu.
Walk to the Duel in the Sun bar and restaurant to grab a drink or a meal in the evening at Turnberry Golf Course with sea views. Go a little further into Maidens to find Ropes Bistro, sitting high above Maidens Harbour for casual food and drink with a charming view. It also often has live music at the weekend. Maidens also offers the popular restaurant, Wildings
Drive into Girvan, turn right at the traffic lights towards the harbour and you'll find Graziano's takeout. Follow the queues to get your fish and chips straight out of the paper wrappers or book your table at Austin's restaurant by the harbour for a hearty meal.