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Troon is a harbour town situated about 8 miles north of Ayr. 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, Royal Troon, Portland, Old Prestwick, Lochgreen, Darley, Fularton, Kilmarnock Barassie, 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.


Royal Troon Golf Club


Royal Troon Golf Club is situated on the south side of Troon only a few hundred yards south of the town centre. There are another five fine golf courses in Troon, plus some excellent hotels and B&Bs, making the town a golf haven.

Website: www.royaltroon.co.uk

All Troon golf courses: www.ayrshirescotland.com/ayrshire_golf

Royal Troon Golf Club Large Image . Map .

Right is a view 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.

Troon Beach Large Image

Troon South Beach

Troon Cross

Left is a view from Ayr Road looking towards Troon Old Parish Church and Troon Cross, the centre of town. Portland Street, the town’s main street, is to the right at the cross. 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.

Troon Old Parish Church Large Image . Map .


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

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

Troon Town Hall Large Image . Map .

Troon Town Hall

Troon Statue

Left is a view showing the beach from behind Troon Town Hall.

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

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.


Troon’s Yacht Haven is situated off Harbour Road a few hundred yards from Troon Cross. The marina has a licensed restaurant that gives excellent views over the yachts.

Yacht charter in Troon can be found at the website www.maritimeconnection.co.uk. This company offers various styles of yachting with tuition courses available.

Map .

Troon Yacht Haven

Troon Lexus Lady

The 58 foot luxury yacht Lexus Lady can be chartered for day trips from Troon Yacht Haven for up to 12 guests. The trips normally depart Troon 10.00 and return to Troon 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.


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.

Map .

Troon Barrasie Beach

Troon Barrasie Beach

Left is a view 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.


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.

St Meddan Church Large front image

St Meddan Church large interior image

Website . Map .

Troon St Meddan Church

P&O Express

P&O since March 2005, has been the main operator out of Troon Harbour with conventional ferries and a superfast catamaran. The P&O vessels travel between Troon and Larne with Larne being about 20 miles north of Belfast.

The P&O website offers day trips (ferry/coach) throughout Ireland from Larne or Scottish trips from Troon. The website is www.poirishsea.compassenger.


Regular coach and train services run between Larne and Belfast. Trains from Troon run every 20 minutes, 10 minutes south to Ayr, or, 40 minutes north to Glasgow Central.

Tour of Belfast . Map of the Ferry Terminal Entrance .


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