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  • Regions

    Ayrshire

    Ayrshire is a fascinating region with a rich history and numerous tourist attractions. The area’s chief natural feature is the beautiful Firth of Clyde. The main towns in Ayrshire are Ayr, Irvine and Kilmarnock. It was in the 11th Century that Ayrshire came to form part of the Scottish kingdom, thus history buffs will certainly enjoy exploring this fascinating region.

  • Golf Courses

    Shiskine Golf Club

    It is unlikely that you will play at a course like Shiskine Golf Club anywhere! One of Britain’s top 100 golf courses, it is an unusual 12-hole course that has gained cult status. This uncommon course at Blackwaterfoot on the Western side of the Isle of Arran, off the Ayrshire coast of Scotland poses a challenge reminiscent of early golf in Scotland. The course nestles at the foot of the ...

  • Health Spas

    Turnberry Hotel and Spa

    The Turnberry Hotel and Spa is not only known for its magnificent views of the Irish Sea, Arran and Ailsa Craig, but for its’ challenging golf course and its top class Turnberry Spa. This is yet another spa in Scotland that was the proud winner of the Conde Nast Traveller award in 2003. The breathtaking setting, luxurious facilities and professional staff make the Turnberry ...

  • Golf Courses

    Turnberry

    Often referred to as Scotland’s Pebble Beach, Turnberry Ailsa in Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland is perhaps the most scenic Open Championship course. Many regard it as the best course in Scotland, after St Andrews Old Course, and among the top ten in the world. Turnberry provides a complete golfing experience with an excellent layout, magnificent scenery and plenty of history. It is ...

  • Castles

    Brodick

    Off the west coast of Scotland on the Isle of Arran stands a magnificent red sandstone castle, amidst the forests at the foot of Goatfell Mountain. This is Brodick Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton. The name Brodick means 'broad bay' in Norse.

  • Golf Courses

    Royal Troon

    Founded in 1878 the Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland has three courses, the Old Course, Portand and the nine-hole course called Par Three. It has a famous neighbor in Prestwick and together they form an interesting golfing vacation. In its centenary year of 1978, Troon was bestowed with the Royal title, the only one awarded so far during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Ayrshire

    Isle Of Arran

    Sometimes called ‘Scotland in Miniature’, the Isle of Arran is Scotland’s most southerly island. One can divide the island in two in the same way they divide the mainland in two – separating the Highlands from the Lowlands. The Isle of Arran mirrors these geographical features with the rugged north being sparsely populated and the milder south acting as home to the majority of the island’s ...