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Largs is a beach resort town in North Ayrshire, 31 miles north of Ayr, 33 miles west of Glasgow.

Largs Train Station is situated 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 outdoor leisure activities. Along both promenades are cafe's, restaurants, bar/diners and hotels.


Right is a view showing the small town of Largs beach area lined by palm trees. The Gulf Stream that runs from the Gulf of Mexico is supposed to run to here. This is supposed to be why Largs and other Ayrshire coastal towns normally have relatively mild winters.

Largs Train Station is only a few hundred yards from the beach, and the Ferry Slip for ferries to the Isle of Cumbrae is in the centre of town, between the north promenade and south promenade.

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Largs Beach


Largs Beach



Largs beach on the north side of the town, overlooking Largs Bay, is mostly shingle.

There are normally speed boats at the beach for fast tours around Largs Bay.

There are a number of cafe's, restaurants, and bar diners alongside the north promenade. Close to the town centre is a kids play area with rides and large amusements with a bowling alley. At the north end there is a scenic boating pond that is rarely used


The Vikingar, 300 yards north of the town centre, has 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 shown in the auditorium that depicts the saga of the Vikings in Scotland through 400 years to their defeat at the Battle of Largs in 1263.

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Vikingar

Largs speedboat tours

Left is a speedboat that offer trips around Largs Bay. These speed boats operate from the jetty in the middle of Largs beach most summer days when the weather is suitable.

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Right is the ferry that runs between Largs and Great Cumbrae every 30 minutes. The trip takes just 10 minutes. There is a bus service from the port on the island that allows passengers without cars or bikes to travel the short distance to the islands town of Millport. Prices are about £4 per passenger return and £16 per car. Cumbrae is famous for its cycle lane around the Island.

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Largs to Cumbrae Ferry

Largs south promenade Campbell Fountain

Largs south promenade overlooking Castle Bay is extremely scenic with a large war memorial, fountain, and leisure areas. The south promenade runs for about 1 mile toward Largs Marina.

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

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The 58 foot luxury yacht Lexus Lady can be chartered for day trips from Largs Yacht Haven (Marina) for up to 12 guests.

The trips normally depart Largs 10.00 and return to Largs 17.00. Visit the website www.flemingyachtcharters.com for more information on Lexus Lady's day trips through Clyde waters with the many scenic islands, or, longer trips to Ireland, Isle of Man and west coast of Scotland.

Lexus Lady

Largs Yacht Haven

Largs Yacht Haven and Sailing Club are situated about 1 mile south of Largs off Irvine Road. www.yachthavens.com/largs/.

Scotsail Yacht Charters offer a selection of yachts for charter out of Largs Yacht Haven, sailing or powered, with or without an instructor, skipper or hostess. www.scotsail.net

Scotts Restaurant is a popular place to dine at Largs Marina.

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The Pencil Monument is situated next to Largs Marina with a two hundred yard path from the car parks at the marina. You can also walk about one mile from Largs south promenade.

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 the northwest of Scotland.

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Pencil Monument Largs

Kelburn Castle and Country Centre

Kelburn Castle and Country Centre is situated about one mile south of Largs.

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 situated on the south side of Largs next to the Kelburn Country Centre with views over the Island of Great Cumbrae.

This scenic 6,115-yard par 70 parks course welcomes visitors.

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Routenburn Golf Club is situated on the north side of Largs. This course, although less formal and not as pristine as Largs Golf Club, has great views over Largs, the Firth of Clyde and many islands.

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Largs Golf Club

Sea Fishing , Diving or Scenic Boat Trips from Largs visit www.cumbraemarine.com

Scuba Diving from Largs visit www.flying-eagle.co.uk

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

The local website for Largs is www.largsonline.co.uk

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