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Ayrshire & Arran

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.

Islands

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.

History

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.

Food and drink

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.

Travel in Ayrshire & Arran

Getting here

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.

Getting around

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.

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