Ayrshire & Arran
A day out in Ayrshire and Arran could be rich in history, wild and windswept, calm and peaceful or lively and bustling: it’s got something for everyone. Follow one of the itineraries in this leaflet and explore a different side to the region on every visit.
Catch the ferry to the Isle of Arran and you won’t be disappointed. A fascinating museum guides you through the island’s heritage and captivating archaeology, culture and history. Visit the island’s first legal distillery for over 150 years and sample a wee dram of ‘Arran Water’. Explore Kings Cave, the legendary spot where a small spider became Robert the Bruce’s inspiration, and where rare Pictish writing can be seen on the walls. And don’t miss one of Arran’s most beautiful landmarks, Glenashdale Falls.
Back on the mainland, there’s so much to see and do. From imposing castles and rugged coastlines to country parks and museums, you won’t get tired of exploring the area’s rich history and natural beauty. And you haven’t truly seen Ayrshire without visiting Robert Burns’ birthplace and contemplating the landmarks that inspired his poetry.
With all this and more within easy reach of Glasgow, you’ll keep coming back to Ayrshire and Arran. So download this leaflet and get exploring!
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