Ayrshire in Scotland is home to over 40 castles, most of which can be visited. Situated in the West of Scotland, just South of Glasgow, Ayrshire is split into 3 parts, North, South and East Ayrshire. Steeped in history, Ayrshire is a very interesting place to visit for a luxury cottage break. The county also boasts three islands, Ailsa Craig, Arran and Cumbrae, all of which have regular ferry services in the summer months and you can also enjoy a trip on the Waverley Paddle Steamer if you fancy it. You can even enjoy a taste of city life with Glasgow relatively easily accessible for day trips. Glasgow is a great place for shopping, restaurants, theatre shows and culture in general. Kilmarnock in Ayrshire is just 23 miles away from Glasgow.
The largest island in Ayrshire, Arran boasts spectacular mountains and Cumbrae is famous for its cycle lane that runs around it. Ailsa Craig is a very small uninhabited island which is now a bird sanctuary. The island is less than one mile in length and only ½ a mile wide. Boat trips take visitors out to Ailsa Craig for excellent bird watching.
Brodick Castle and Country Park is also an excellent place to visit whilst on your luxury break in Ayrshire. Culzean Castle and Country Park also come highly recommended. For some family enjoyment why not visit the Scottish Maritime Museum, Pirate Pete’s or Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume?
To enjoy the great outdoors in Ayrshire why not enjoy a relaxing hack across the countryside, spend an afternoon fishing or maybe you’d prefer to enjoy a mountain bike trail on the Isle of Arran? You can also enjoy sailing, golfing, walking or maybe even scuba diving. For an added sense of luxury on your break to Ayrshire why not visit 1906 Restaurant and enjoy a luxurious classical French Escoffier dining experience. You could also enjoy eating out at Brambles Seafood & Grill or Cecchinis Restaurant and enjoy some dedicated Italian cooking.
Whether you need to find a pet-friendly luxury cottage or a romantic cottage, we hope you have found our hints and tips on Ayrshire helpful and that you have a fabulous time.