Amazing sights in Ayrshire and Arran
yrshire and Arran have no shortage of amazing sights. Beautiful beaches, ancient castles, rugged mountains, rolling hills, and picture-postcard towns and villages await and, whether you’re exploring by car, camper, bike or boat, the Salt Lodge Hotel at Troon Yacht Haven is the perfect base to see them for yourself!
Check out a few of the the amazing sights in Ayrshire and Arran that await you on your next stay at the Salt Lodge Hotel at Troon Yacht Haven!
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Snap up some incredible views at Crocodile Rock
Head for beautiful Millport on Greater Cumbrae and come face-to-face with Scotland’s friendliest crocodile. Don’t let his pearly whites scare you – he’s thoroughly tame!
Gaze at the glory of the night sky at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
Ayrshire has some of the largest expanses of dark sky in Europe making it a perfect destination for eager stargazers seeking amazing sights. Make your way to the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory near Dalmellington for an experience that’s quite literally out of this world.
Step back in time at the Machrie Moor
When the first settlers arrived in Scotland over 10,000 years ago, it’s thought that they erected large, imposing standing stones. The colossal and eerie structures on Arran predate Stonehenge and have entranced visitors and baffled archaeologists for centuries. They remain one of the most amazing sights on the island.
Brighten up your day with a trip to Kelburn Castle
Make your way to Kelburn Castle near Largs to explore Scotland’s most unusual – and colourful – castle. The 13th century castle has had an amazing makeover courtesy of a team of Brazilian artists and also features dramatic walks, breathtaking gardens and many features of historical interest. Only in Scotland can a castle become a canvas!
Step into the Scotland of your dreams at Glen Rosa
Set in the shadow of mighty Goatfell and featuring some fantastic swimming holes alongside scenery plucked from a picture postcard, Glen Rosa on Arran is one of Scotland’s most wonderful walks.
Stand in awe at the sight of Ailsa Craig
This wee island in the middle of the outer Firth of Clyde has a storied past. It’s said that smugglers, dragons and sea monsters have called it home over the centuries. It’s also one of only two locations in the world to provide granite for curling stones. One thing is for sure, the view of the sun slinking beneath the horizon as the stout sillhouette of Ailsa Craig stands defiant is a near-mythical sight.
Looking for more adventures to undertake on your next trip to Ayrshire? Check out our guides to the incredible walking and cycling routes, fantastic food and drink and beautiful beaches on the doorstep of the Salt Lodge Hotel in Troon!