Troon

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Troon is a beach resort and harbour town in Ayrshire southwest Scotland, 8 miles north of Ayr with many top golf courses, bar diners, restaurants, hotels, and B&Bs.

Since the 1990s, Troon harbour has been home to the main Fish Market for the southwest of Scotland, the Markets in Ayr and Girvan closed after the new market at Troon opened.

The main attractions in Troon today are the long sandy beach, many restaurants, bar diners, cafe's, and the 10 golf courses around the Town such as Royal Troon, Portland, Old Prestwick, Lochgreen, Darley, Fularton, Barassie Links , Dundonald Links, Gailes Links, and Western Gailes.

Troon Train Station is a few hundred yards east of the town centre. Prestwick Airport is 4 miles south. Trains run south to Prestwick Airport, Prestwick Town and Ayr. Trains running north stop at Irvine, Paisley and Glasgow Central. The Trains run every 30 minutes, taking 10 minutes south to Ayr, 40 minutes north to Glasgow Central. Troon Shops Click On Map

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Royal Troon Golf Club is on the south side of Troon, only a few hundred yards south of the Town centre.

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Royal Troon Golf

There are another five fine golf courses in Troon, plus some excellent hotels and B&Bs. Tel: 01292 311 555.

Website: royaltroon.co.uk

All Troon area golf courses with price guides and reviews at:
ayrshirescotland.com/golf

Ayrshire Golf Tours provide Golf Packages.



Troon South Beach is where windsurfing is popular with parking facilities, less than 100 yards from Royal Troon Clubhouse.

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Troon Beach main section is a short walk west of the Town centre.

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Troon Town Hall with Troon Old Parish Church to its right is in Troon centre. The Hall was designed by James Miller, completed in 1932.

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This Hall is of Neo-Georgian design with municipal offices to the front and a concert hall at the rear.

The Hall is on Ayr Street, about 100 yards south of Troon Cross.

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Troon Cross from Ayr Street, the centre of town. Portland Street, the town’s main street, is to the right at The Cross.

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A left turn at The Cross leads to the Beach and straight ahead leads to the Marina and Harbour.

The Town center has a good variety of pubs for food and entertainment, restaurants and cafe's.

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Troon War Memorial is at the Beach behind the Town Hall.

The Memorial is in honour of those who died in World War One.

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There are a few Car Parks along the Beach with views over the Firth of Clyde and many Islands. By the Statue is a Kids Play area and Snack Bar.

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Troon Marina / Yacht Haven is off Harbour Road, a few hundred yards from Troon Cross. The Marina has a restaurant named Scotts with views over the yachts.
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The Salt Lodge Hotel with suits was built next to Scotts in 2020.


Our Lady & St Meddan Church can be seen from many parts of Troon, well worth a visit, built in 1919 in Gothic Revival style.

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This Church is on St Meddans Street, a short walk southeast of the Town centre. Website . Map

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Barassie Beach is to the north of Troon centre. This long stretch of beach with grassland does not get quite as busy as Troon’s South Beach. Map

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Barrasie Beach view over the Firth of Clyde and north to Irvine and Ardrossan.

Wind surfing, kite surfing and jet skiing are popular at times.

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Fullarton Fairy Trail is on the southeast side of Troon in Fullarton Estate. This is a scenic Estate with a large Car Park, Grasslands, Woodland Walks, Rugby Park, Estate Stables and the Fairy Trail for kids.

This Estate was awarded to the Fullarton's in the 1300s, with a Castle built soon after, little remains of the Castle that was named Crosbie Castle. The remains of Crosbie Church from the 1200s is also in the Estate.

Fullarton House was built in 1845 to replace the Castle, with the house demolished in 1966, only the grand Stables remain.
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To the south of Troon, by Fullarton Estate, is Southwood Road with many Grand Houses, known as Millionaires Row, also with the luxury Lochgreen House Hotel, a popualr drive to view the houses.


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