Ayrshire has plenty to offer the visitor, from its links with the Scottish Bard, Robert Burns, through to world famous golf and some of the best sailing waters in the United Kingdom. Horse riding, hunting, shooting and fishing can all be arranged for guests in conjunction with nearby estates and increasingly outdoor activities and extreme sports are becoming more available.
Castles and historic trails abound with many famous sites of interest and ruins to be explored and a host of attractions associated with Burns.
Situated on the beautiful Clyde Coast, Ayrshire and Arran is a holiday destination that is as exciting as it is peaceful, and as fascinating as it is fun.
Ayrshire and Arran are a mecca for all golfers with over forty quality courses, including three Open Championship courses. It is also home to some of the most prestigious heritage and visitor attractions that Scotland has to offer. Ancient castles, beautiful country parks and gardens, bustling market towns and award-winning visitor attractions are all to hand and set in awe-inspiring scenery. The spectacular granite mountains, ancient stone circles and the sheltered waters of the Firth of Clyde act as a magnet for walkers, cyclists, fishermen and sailing enthusiasts alike.
It is also the birthplace of world-renowned poet Robert Burns, and there are plentiful reminders of the man and his world to explore here.
The Isle of Arran, reached by ferry from Ardrossan, is known as 'Scotland in miniature'. A fascinating and surprising island, it has an unrivalled range of landscapes, covering the whole spectrum of Scottish scenery in one delightfully compact package. It is big enough to offer a bewildering variety of activities yet small enough to retain its intimate island atmosphere.