Visit Ayrshire and Arran, situated in the west of Scotland and made up of rolling hills, picturesque fishing villages, charming market towns. The region is famous for being the birthplace of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns. Visitors can explore Burns attractions, discover ancient castles or learn about the Vikings who once tried to invade Scotland.
Whilst the area is rich in history and beautiful scenery, the region is recognised for its delicious gastronomy. Fresh seafood, local lamb, beef and Pork combined with Ayrshire ‘tatties’ are culinary favourites in Ayrshire and Arran.
Known amongst Golfers as the ‘Birthplace of The Open’, golf enthusiasts flock to the area for its 50 golf courses, ranging from classic links, scenic inland layouts and parkland golf. Ayrshire has five of the UK’s top 100 courses and three Open Championship venues.
Other outdoor activities in Ayreshire and Arran include white water rafting, canyoning, canoeing and kayaking. For something more relaxing, discover hidden beaches and verdant forests on the Isle of Arran. A short break on Arran is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With so much nature, wildlife and coastline to explore, there is never a dull day on the Isle of Arran.
For more inspiration on what there is to explore when you visit Ayrshire and Arran, check out our Things to Do section.