Ayrshire is steeped in history with links to
William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns.
The Burns birthplace cottage museum is in Alloway village by
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 . Ayrshire Beaches
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
Clans include: Boyd, Boyle, Bruce, Campbell,
Cathcart, Craufurd, Cunningham, Hamilton, Hunter,
Kennedy, Lockhart, Montgomery, Mure and
Recent updates: Isle of Arran Click On Map . Dumfries
House . Culzean Castle . Loch Doon .
Fell on Arran Hike . Walk/Hiking Routes .
Shopping - top shopping in southwest
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 Ailsa 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 Holy Isle for hiking, has a regular
ferry service from Lamlash village on the Isle of
There are over 80 fine hotels throughout Ayrshire
including the prestigious Turnberry Hotel.
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
Large Click On Map for Ayrshire -
Dumfries & Galloway Attractions.