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Largs

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Largs is a traditional holiday resort on the west coast of Scotland.

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Located on the River Clyde, Largs has everything you would expect from a Scottish seaside resort, complete with Victorian promenade and ice cream parlours. It is a good base for exploring the many west coast islands including Cumbrae, which is just a mile offshore. There is a regular ferry service to the islands and the famous Waverley Paddle Steamer makes regular trips from Largs during the summer months.  The town has a railway station, several restaurants and places to eat out including an ice cream parlour.

The town is famed for a battle in 1263 when the Vikings, attempting to land from a fleet of longboats, were repulsed by the army of Alexander III. This Viking heritage is celebrated at Vikingar! a multi-media Viking-themed attraction and at the annual Largs Viking Festival. Every year, at the end of summer, a range of battle re-enactments and living history displays are held to mark the end of Viking rule in Scotland’s west coast. The festival celebrates this heritage and the Battle of Largs, culminating in a grand Viking galley burning and firework display.

If this isn't enough, there are two golf courses, putting, bowls, play parks, a swimming pool and many other sport and leisure activities to keep you entertained in Largs.
 

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Located on the River Clyde, Largs has everything you would expect from a Scottish seaside resort, complete with Victorian promenade and ice cream parlours. It is a good base for exploring the many west coast islands including Cumbrae, which is just a mile offshore. There is a regular ferry service to the islands and the famous Waverley Paddle Steamer makes regular trips from Largs during the summer months.  The town has a railway station, several restaurants and places to eat out including an ice cream parlour.

The town is famed for a battle in 1263 when the Vikings, attempting to land from a fleet of longboats, were repulsed by the army of Alexander III. This Viking heritage is celebrated at Vikingar! a multi-media Viking-themed attraction and at the annual Largs Viking Festival. Every year, at the end of summer, a range of battle re-enactments and living history displays are held to mark the end of Viking rule in Scotland’s west coast. The festival celebrates this heritage and the Battle of Largs, culminating in a grand Viking galley burning and firework display.

If this isn't enough, there are two golf courses, putting, bowls, play parks, a swimming pool and many other sport and leisure activities to keep you entertained in Largs.
 

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