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
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
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Largs beach on the north side of the
town, overlooking Largs Bay, is mostly
There are normally speed boats at the
beach for fast tours around Largs
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
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.
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.
Tour of Cumbrae .
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
The trips normally depart Largs 10.00
and return to Largs 17.00. Visit the
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
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
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.
Kelburn Castle and Country Centre is
situated about one mile south of
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
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.
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