Largs is a beach resort town in North
Ayrshire, 31 miles north of Ayr, 33 miles
west of Glasgow, popular for its cafes,
restaurants, bar diners, hotels, beach,
kids play, boat trips, and viking
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
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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 why Largs and other
Ayrshire coastal towns normally
have 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 shingle.
There are normally speed boats
at the beach for fast tours
around Largs Bay. Large
There are a number of cafe's,
restaurants, and bar diners alongside the
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
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. Boating Pond
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
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This visitor attraction covers Viking
life in Scotland. Part of the experience
is an 18-minute film that depicts the
saga of the Vikings in Scotland through
400 years to their defeat at the Battle
of Largs in 1263. Tel: 01475 689 777.
Speedboats often offers trips
around Largs Bay. They operate
from the jetty in the middle of
Largs beach most summer days when
the weather is suitable.Large
Right is the ferry that runs
between Largs and the island of
Great Cumbrae every 30 minutes.
The trip takes just 10
Tour of Cumbrae
There is a bus service from the slip
on the island that allows passengers
without cars or bikes to travel the short
distance to the islands town of Millport.
Prices are about £3 per passenger
return and £12 per car. Cumbrae is
famous for its cycle lane around the
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 towards Largs
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. Large
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 northwest 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
This scenic 6,115-yard par 70 parks
course welcomes visitors, about £44
per round. You can also just use the
restaurant with views over the course.
Tel: 01475 673 594.
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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. Tel: 01475 686 475.