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Tour the Town of Largs

The quaint town of Largs is located approximately fifty kilometers from the city of Glasgow and has become a very popular seaside destination. Its magnificent history and exciting ties to the Vikings has ensured that the town is filled with wonderful attractions and sights for visitors to enjoy. Even the annual festival that celebrates the history of the Vikings is a recommended attraction. Largs is town that is filled with beauty, excitement and adventure.

Largs did have its share of war, such as the Battle of Largs in 1263. Monuments of the old kirk, the family mausoleum built by Sir Robert Montgomerie in 1636, are reminders of its battles and its victories. The railway to Largs was laid down in 1895, and it quickly became a premier holiday destination. Hotels began to sprout up during 1834. Some of the sights in Largs include the beautiful mansions that were constructed here by people such as Lord Kelvin and William Thomson. The St Columba’s Parish Church was constructed in 1892, and its Father Willis organ and breathtaking stained glass windows make this site worth the visit. Just opposite the church is the town’s legendary ice-cream parlor, restaurant and café, called Nardinis. Outside the town is Kelburn Castle, which is believed to be the oldest castle in the country, and once the home to generations of Boyles. The local museum and Skelmorlie Aisle are other popular attractions in Largs, as well as the Haylie Chambered Tomb, located at the back of Douglas Park and is thought to have been erected between 3000 – 2000 BC.

There are of course also magnificent beaches to enjoy as well. Due to the town’s long and proud maritime history, there are boat trips, paddle steamer cruises and ferry trips available. Largs is not only a historical or educational destination but a town that will inspire and fascinate, offering visitors a relaxing vacation filled with breathtaking activities.


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