Ayrshire is steeped in history with links to William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns. The Burns birthplace cottage museum is situated in Alloway village by Ayr.
The seaside towns of Ayr, Girvan, Irvine, Largs, Prestwick and Troon attract many visitors. The towns have a
good selection of restaurants, bar/diners and cafes, most
listed on their pages. View a Click on Map of Ayrshire Towns and Villages .
There are over 40 Castles throughout Ayrshire, many of which can be visited.
Castles of Ayrshire and their grounds were acquired by clans that supported Scottish Kings in battle, the braver in battle, the greater the reward. Ayrshire Clans include: Boyd, Boyle, Bruce, Campbell, Cathcart, Craufurd, Cunningham, Hamilton, Hunter, Kennedy, Lockhart, Montgomery, Mure and Wallace.
Ayr Shopping - top shopping in southwest Scotland
The four islands Ailsa Craig, Arran, Cumbrae, and the Holy Isle, are only a short distance off the Ayrshire coast. The Waverley Paddle Steamer visits Ailsa Craig, Cumbrae and Arran in summer.
The largest island Arran with its scenic mountains, has a regular
ferry service from Ardrossan. The island of
Craig is now a bird sanctuary with daily boat trips to
the island from Girvan. Cumbrae famous for its cycle lane around the
island, has a regular ferry service from Largs. The
for hiking, has a regular ferry service from Lamlash
village on the Isle of Arran.
Covered on the website are hotels in Arran 20, Ayr 23,
Country 12, Fenwick 1, Girvan 4, Irvine 6, Kilmarnock 8,
Largs 6, Maidens 3, Monkton 2, Prestwick 6, Seamill 2, and
Troon 9. View all Hotels.
Large Click On Map for Ayrshre - Dumfries & Galloway Attractions.