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Much of the area is home to the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, and has been recognised internationally as a world-class environment for people and nature.
Easy to reach and even easier to explore, Ayrshire & Arran sits on the west coast of Scotland with its wonders of island life, countryside towns and sandy shores.
This is the region that gave us our National Bard, Robert Burns. Explore the great Burns attractions, take a wander around an ancient castle, or learn about the Vikings who once set foot on these very shores.
Both Ayrshire and Arran produce a range of tasty treats that you won't want to miss. Try the fresh seafood, caught daily off the shore, sit down to a main course of local lamb, beef or pork combined with Ayrshire 'tatties' or indulge your sweet tooth with ice cream, chocolate and more.
With three Open Championship venues, five of the UK's top 100 golf courses and golf passes, it's easy to see why this is one of Scotland's top regions for golf. Choose from close to 50 golf courses in Ayrshire & Arran offering classic links and majestic inland layouts, or take a tour with a golf partner.
Just a short ferry ride across the Firth of Clyde and you can explore either Arran or Cumbrae, or even both! Experience perfect island life, which is full of tasty food and drink, exciting outdoor activities and beautiful views. From Girvan, you can take a boat trip to Ailsa Craig, where the granite on the island is mined for curling stones.
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Book a group tour, take a boat cruise or hire a campervan in Ayrshire & Arran.
Spend the day on the sand in Ayrshire & Arran building castles or just gazing out at the view.
From the gentle Burns' Trail to rewarding River Ayr Way, discover the best walks in Ayrshire.
Head up Goatfell on Arran or just meander along the coast.
Fancy fabulous island produce? Exciting activities? Rich, fascinating history? Then set sail to Arran!
Only a stone's throw from Largs, Cumbrae is an enchanting island you can explore by bike in a day!
Celebrate the life and works of Scotland's National Bard.
Tour around all of Ayrshire & Arran's great castles.
This region is the birthplace of The Open Championship with three venues, and close to 50 courses including Trump Turnberry and Royal Troon.
Home to the sportscotland National Centre, Ayrshire & Arran really is the place to try watersports and make a splash!
Ayrshire & Arran is full of flavour, with fantastic eateries and an abundant natural larder of tasty delights.
Ayrshire & Arran is easy to reach from most of Scotland's big cities, but is closest to Glasgow - only half an hour's drive. You can take the coach or train from lots of main cities in the UK, or drive along the main motorways. In summer, a ferry operates from Campbeltown in Argyll to Ardrossan.
Once you're here, you can cycle or walk along main routes and paths, use the local bus service, hire or bring a car, and catch the ferry out to Arran in under an hour, and Cumbrae in just 10 minutes.