Troon is a beach resort and harbour
town situated about 8 miles north of Ayr
with many top golf courses, bar diners,
restaurants, hotels, and B&Bs.
Fast ferries travel each day between
Troon Harbour and Larne in Northern
Ireland, 23 miles north of Belfast.
Since the 1990s, Troon harbour has
been home to the main fish market for the
southwest of Scotland, the markets in Ayr
and Girvan closed after the new market at
The main attractions in Troon today
are the long sandy beach, many
restaurants, bar diners, cafe's, and the
10 golf courses around the town such as
Royal Troon, Portland, Old Prestwick,
Lochgreen, Darley, Fularton, Barassie
Links , Dundonald Links, Gailes Links,
and Western Gailes.
Troon Train Station is situated a few
hundred yards east of the town centre.
Prestwick Airport is situated 4 miles
south. Trains run south to Prestwick
Airport, Prestwick Town and Ayr. Trains
running north stop at Irvine, Paisley and
Glasgow Central. The trains run every 30
minutes, taking 10 minutes south to Ayr,
and 40 minutes north to Glasgow Central.
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