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Visiting Edinburgh from Ayrshire is easily done by train or bus. Trains run between Ayr and Glasgow Central every 20 minutes. Trains call at Prestwick, Troon and Irvine on the 50 minute journey. A short walk from Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Queen Street Station allows you to catch one of the trains that run every 15 minutes between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley Stations, 45 minute travel time. Day return tickets can be bought from the station on departure or on the train itself, no need to book in advance. There are also regular coach tours from Ayrshire towns to Edinburgh, see Coach Tours for more information.

The exit from Edinburgh Waverley leads to Princess Street and vast Gardens with views of Edinburgh Castle as seen below. There are hop on hop off buses at the train station that allow a fast tour of the old city. Alternatively, you can walk up the road or trails from Princess Street Gardens to the castle. From the castle, you can walk down the Royal Mile where many of Edinburgh's main attractions and souvenir shops are situated.

Tour of Edinburgh