Ayrshire is steeped in history with links to
William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns.
The Burns birthplace cottage museum is situated in
village by Ayr.
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 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
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 Arran.
Castles of Ayrshire and their grounds were
acquired by clans that supported Scottish Kings in
battle, the braver in battle, the greater the reward.
Clans include: Boyd, Boyle, Bruce, Campbell,
Cathcart, Craufurd, Cunningham, Hamilton, Hunter,
Kennedy, Lockhart, Montgomery, Mure and Wallace.
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 Hotels.