Largs

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Largs is a Beach Resort Town in North Ayrshire southwest Scotland, 31 miles north of Ayr, 33 miles west of Glasgow, popular for its cafes, restaurants, bar diners, hotels, beach, kids plays, boat trips, diving, watersports and Viking history.

Largs Train Station is about 300 yards from Largs Beach and Ferry Slip for Ferries to the Isle of Cumbrae. Regular Trains and Buses run between Largs and Ayr, or Glasgow.

North of the Ferry Slip is Largs Bay with a long Promenade, Shingle Beach, and Vast Grassland.

South of the Ferry Slip is Castle Bay also with a long Promenade, Vast Grassland and Kids Play.

Largs Viking Festival takes place in late August early September.

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Largs Beach Park showing the small Town of Largs beach area lined by Palm Trees and Largs Bay. Large Image. Map

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The Gulf Stream that runs from the Gulf of Mexico is supposed to run to here. This is why Largs and other Ayrshire coastal towns normally have mild winters.
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Largs Kids Play is on the north side of the Town centre, overlooking Largs Bay, real popular with young children, Car and Aircraft Rides.

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Largs Beach is on the north side of the Town centre, just past the Kids Play, overlooking Largs Bay, a Shingle Beach.

Largs Shingle Beach

There are a number of Cafe's, Restaurants, Bar Diners, Fish and Chip Shops, and Ice Cream Parlours alongside the North Promenade.

At the north end, about a half mile walk, there is a scenic Boating Pond and Kids Play that is rarely used, as few people know it is there.
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Vikingar is 300 yards north of the Town centre overlooking Largs Bay, with a huge Putting Green.

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There is also a swimming pool, theatre /cinema, gift & craft shop, children’s soft play area and the Vikingar Experience.

This visitor attraction covers Viking life in Scotland. Part of the experience is an 18-minute film that depicts the saga of the Vikings in Scotland through 400 years to the Battle of Largs in 1263. Tel: 01475 689 777. Large Image

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Largs Bay is popular with Jet Skis, Kayaking, and Paddle Boarding. There are no Hire Companies here yet, have to bring your own.

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Largs Ferries run between Largs and the Island of Great Cumbrae every 30 minutes. The trip takes just 10 minutes.

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There is a Bus Service from the Slip on the Island that allows passengers without Cars or Bikes to travel the 4 miles to the Islands Town of Millport. Prices are about £4 per passenger return, £14 per car.

Cumbrae is famous for its 10 mile Cycle Lane around the Island, Museum, and Palm Tree lined Beach. You can Hire Bikes at Millport.

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Largs Museum is just off the Main Street, 100 yards up from the Ferry Slip, behind The George - Bar Diner.

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The Museum is in two Weavers Cottages in Manse Court, housing a collection of Old Photographs and Local Artefacts.

The Old Church Yard is behind the Museum with Graves from the 1500s.

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Largs South Promenade overlooking Castle Bay has a large War Memorial, Fountain, vast Leisure Area, Kids Play and Ice Cream Shop.

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The Campbell Fountain is in honour of John Campbell, for 61 years their beloved physician. Born 1791, died 1873.

From the South Promenade, there is a Path that runs for about 1 mile towards Largs Yacht Haven, passing the Pencil Monument.

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Largs Yacht Haven and Sailing Club are about 1 mile south of Largs off Irvine Road.

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Scotsail offer training courses for Sailing and Power Boats, also Yacht Charters. www.scotsail.net

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Scotts Restaurant and the Bosuns Table are popular places to dine at Largs Marina / Yacht Haven.

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The Pencil Monument is close to Largs Yacht Haven with a two hundred yard Path from the Car Parks at the Yacht Haven. You can also walk about one mile from Largs South Promenade.
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The Pencil Monument is to commemorate the Battle of Largs in 1263 between the forces of King Alexander III of Scotland and Hakon the Old of Norway.

Although the Battle had no clear winner, the Vikings began withdrawing from Scotland from that time, ending 400 years of settlements throughout the Western Isles and northwest of Scotland.


Kelburn Castle and Country Centre is one mile south of Largs. Home of Clan Boyle.

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The interior of the Castle is run separate from the Country Centre as it is used for Holiday Accommodation, Banquets, Weddings, Conferences and Guided Tours when available.

The Country Centre is a children's paradise with an Adventure Course, Indoor Play Barn, Pets Corner, Pony Trekking, Ranger Service and Scenic Gardens for the children and adults with plaques giving information on the Trees and Plants, many from around the world.

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Largs Golf Club is on the south side of Largs next to the Kelburn Country Centre with views over the Island of Great Cumbrae. Large Image

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This scenic 6,115-yard par 70 parks course welcomes visitors, about £44 per round. You can also just use the Restaurant with views over the Course. Tel: 01475 673 594.
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Routenburn Golf Club is on the north side of Largs. This Course is less formal and less expensive with great high views over Largs, Firth of Clyde and many Islands. Tel: 01475 687 240.
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Scuba Diving from Largs visit ccmarine.co.uk

Fast Boat Tours of the Cumbrae Isles from Largs visit cumbraevoyages.co.uk

Greeto Waterfalls Walk into the hills above Largs.

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