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With its varying landscape of stunning coastlines, woodlands and glens and offshore islands, Ayrshire & Arran provides a haven for wildlife and watchers alike.
High overhead, you'll have the chance to see golden eagles, buzzards and other rapters prowling the skies. Or stroll through woodland for the chance to spot red deer and red squirrels. In the waters of the Firth of Clyde, look out for seals, dolphins and basking sharks and be sure not to miss the incredible spectacle of the vast seabird colonies nesting on the steep rockfaces of uninhabited Ailsa Craig.
A keeper feeding the Ring-tailed lemurs at the Heads of Ayr Farm Park
A trail on the River Ayr Way through Ayr Gorge Woodlands, near Failford