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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 Troon opened.

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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Royal Troon Golf Club is situated on the south side of Troon, only a few hundred yards south of the town centre.

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There are another five fine golf courses in Troon, plus some excellent hotels and B&Bs, the town is a golf haven. Tel: 01292 311 555.

Website: royaltroon.co.uk

All Troon area golf courses with price guides and reviews at:
ayrshirescotland.com/golf



This view is of Troon’s South Beach where windsurfing is a popular event. This part of the beach with parking facilities, is less than 100 yards from Royal Troon clubhouse.

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The main section of the beach runs from here about 1 mile north past Troon centre.

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Next to Troon Old Parish Church is Troon Town Hall. The hall was designed by James Miller and completed in 1932.

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This impressive hall is of Neo-Georgian design with municipal offices to the front and concert hall at the rear.

The hall is situated on Ayr Street, about 100 yards from Troon Cross.

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This view is from Ayr Street looking towards Troon Cross, the centre of town. Portland Street, the town’s main street, is to the right at the cross.

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A left turn at the cross leads to the beach and strait ahead leads to the marina and harbour.

The town center has a good variety of pubs for food and entertainment, restaurants and cafe's.

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This view shows the beach from behind Troon Town Hall.

The Statue Memorial is in honour of those who died in World War One.

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There are a few car parks situated along the beach with views over the Firth of Clyde and many islands. By the statue is a kids play area and snack bar.

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Troon’s Yacht Haven is situated off Harbour Road, a few hundred yards from Troon Cross. The marina has a licensed restaurant named Scotts that gives excellent views over the yachts.
www.scotts-troon.co.uk

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Yacht charter in Troon can be found at the website broadswordcharters.co.uk. This company offers various styles of yachting with tuition courses available.
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To the north of Troon centre is Barassie beach. This long stretch of beach and grassland does not get quite as busy as Troon’s South Beach, normally more relaxing. Map

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This view is over the Firth of Clyde from Barrasie beach looking north towards Irvine and Ardrossan.

Wind surfing, kite surfing and jet skiing are popular on this stretch of beach.

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From many parts of Troon you can see the tower of Our Lady & St Meddan Church. This impressive looking church, that is well worth a visit, is situated on St Meddans Street, a short walk southeast of the town centre. Website . Map

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P&O was the main Ferry operator between Troon Harbour and Northern Ireland with conventional ferries and a superfast catamaran from 2003.

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This P&O service stopped operating in 2016. They still provide a service between Cairnryan and Larne, with Larne being about 20 miles north of Belfast.www.poferries.com

Cairnryan is 53 miles south of Troon.

Trains from Troon run about every 30 minutes, 10 minutes south to Ayr, or, 40 minutes north to Glasgow Central.

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