Girvan is situated on the Ayrshire coast, 56 miles south of Glasgow. Just off shore the scenery includes clear views of Ailsa Craig and the rolling hills of Arran in the background. With its own train station and situation on the A77 linking Glasgow to the ferry Terminal at Cairnryan, Girvan is an easy
destination to get to.
Girvan is a fishing community with a large harbour relative to the size of the town with ample parking for visits to the beach. This is also the place to be for a boat trip around and on the famous Ailsa Craig. Around the harbour you can find all the regular tourist shops that you would expect to
see in a seaside town including arcades, chip shops and ice-cream shops. Originally built as a prison, Girvan’s main attractions is the Stumpy Tower. No longer in action it is a great historical building to visit with plenty of information points to delve into.
In Girvan’s town centre you can find The McKechnie Institute originally used as a local gathering place and library now used to show case local art and history. Also along the high street you will find a number of retail, cafes and service shops.
Scattered around the Girvan area there are no fewer than 20 different castles. Many are ruins and scattered between Ballantrae and Turnberry. Whereas others like Culzean remain intact and can be visited and explored.
Along the A77 coast road, the world famous Trump Turnberry golf course can be found. This is the perfect place for all your needs, with multiple entertainment offerings, restaurants and accommodation.
In and around Girvan there are many events taking place each year. Most of the villages have their own fair days in the summer with one of the main attractions being the Ballantrae Food Festival. As well as this, Girvan has its own events such as the folk festival, lantern parade, lowland gathering
and many more.
Ayrshire is blessed with the finest local produce which then makes up the menus of cafes, bars and restaurants in every town and village.
Explore the tastes of Ayrshire in a variety of wonderful locations and find the right location for your taste buds whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner - or something in between!
Ayrshire is blessed with accommodation to suit every taste and budget from luxury resort hotels to quirky B&Bs and cottages and everything in between.
Explore where you can stay for your next visit from great coastal locations, island escapes to wonderful rural retreats. Ayrshire accommodation is available and affordable.
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