Ayrshire Destination Guide

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Ayrshire many miles of scenic coastline steeped in history

Ayrshire is in the South West of Scotland and has many miles of scenic coastline steeped in history and home to some famous Open Championship golf courses!

This is the Clyde Coast and it offers travellers superb food, great accommodation and a vast array of outdoor activities topped with ancient castles, busy market towns and rugged countryside. It's ancient history dates back to the Bronze Age.

Tour Dumfries House for an idea of what a stately home in Scotland looks like!

Visitors are attracted by the majestic mountains, the Firth of Clyde and the historic stones. In the Firth of Clyde lies the Isle of Arran better known by locals as 'Mini Scotland' because of its lochs, mountains, hills and stunning coast. Here you'll find lots of places to visit like the local distillery, museums, craft and food markets and castles. Sports are popular here with paragliding or orienteering on offer and Celtic myths and legends to enjoy back in the warmth of your hotel or bed and breakfast.

Ayrshire Coast Map


Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

Troon North Sands Beach


Cathedral of the Isles

Place Tags: History - Heritage

Burns Cottage and Museum

Place Tags: Museums

Blackwaterfoot Beach

Place Tags: Beaches

Croy Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Dog Friendly

Culzean Castle

Boydston Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Dog Friendly

Craig Tara Beach

Place Tags: Beaches

Troon South Sands Beach


Scottish Maritime Museum

Place Tags: Museums

Stevenston Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Dog Friendly

Girvan lifeboat station

Place Tags: Lifeboats