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Where to Stay 2013

Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran www.ayrshire-arran.com

Coastal Treasures

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Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran Discover an accessible region of rolling green hills, varied coastline, picturesque beaches and idyllic islands. Widely known as ‘Burns Country’, this magnificent part of the world serves as the perfect setting for history and heritage – not to mention a plethora of outdoor pursuits and a range of exciting events and festivals.

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Disclaimer VisitScotland has published this guide in good faith to reflect information submitted to it by the proprietors/managers of the premises listed who have paid for their entries to be included. Although VisitScotlandd hhas taken k reasonable bl steps to confirm f the h information f contained in the guide at the time of going to press, it cannot guarantee that the information published is and remains accurate. Accordingly, VisitScotland recommends that all information is checked with the proprietor/manager of the premises prior to booking to ensure that the accommodation, facilities, its price and all other aspects of the premises are satisfactory. VisitScotland accepts no responsibility for any error or misrepresentation contained in the guide and excludes all liability for loss or damage caused by any reliance placed on the information contained in the guide. VisitScotland also cannot accept any liability for loss caused by the bankruptcy, or liquidation, or insolvency, or cessation of trade of any company, firm or individual contained in this guide. Quality Assurance awards are correct as of December 2012.

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Travel tips Explore & discover Culture vultures Great days out Amazing tastes History & mystery An adventure playground What’s on VisitScotland Information Centres Quality Assurance Practical information How to read the listings

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Ayrshire Accommodation Hotels and Inns Guest Houses and B&Bs Self Catering Camping and Caravan Parks

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Isle of Arran Accommodation Hotels and Inns Guest Houses and B&Bs Self Catering Hostels/Activity Accommodation

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Cover Walking on Croy beach, with Culzean Castle behind. 01 The Spirit of Scotland sculpture at Loudon Hill. 02 Golf with a stunning view at Girvan. 03 Seals basking at Kildonan, the Isle of Arran. Credits Photography: Maggie Broadley, Joan Brockie, Alister G Firth, J Gossick, Chris Robson, Lorna Reid, Chris Robson, Iain Sarjeant, Paul Tomkins/VisitScotland/Scottish Viewpoint, Glenapp Castle, The Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust. 03 13AYR

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Travel tips Fascinating facts The Electric Brae in Ayrshire is an optical illusion where cars appear to be drawn uphill by some mysterious force. 01

Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran is situated on the west coast of Scotland, just south of Glasgow. Easily accessible by all forms of transport, the region is well connected, with the great city of Glasgow less than one hour away. By road From England, simply head north towards Carlisle and once you have crossed the Scottish border, follow signs for Kilmarnock and Ayr. The scenic Galloway Tourist Route, along the A713, is a beautiful alternative to the main roads. Within Scotland, head towards Glasgow and pick up the M77/A77 towards Kilmarnock and Ayr. Alternatively, for the north Ayrshire coast from Glasgow, take the M8 westbound, followed by the A737 and the A760. By bus Coach links from all major cities in the UK serve the area, via Glasgow. There is also a good network of local bus services within Ayrshire and on the Isle of Arran. A regular bus service meets the ferry connections at Ardrossan and Brodick. For more information visit Strathclyde Partnership for Transport at www.spt.co.uk By rail An extensive rail network runs throughout Ayrshire, stopping at all major towns. Visitors travelling to Arran can use the rail network to reach Ardrossan for the ferry service. There is also a station at Largs, from where you can easily reach the ferry for Cumbrae.

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Mainline trains and the London sleeper service depart from Glasgow Central Station. For more information contact National Rail Enquiries by calling 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk By air Situated in the heart of Ayrshire, Glasgow Prestwick Airport has its own rail station offering links throughout the region and also connecting to Glasgow. Ryanair is the main airline flying into Prestwick with a number of direct flights from Europe at very competitive fares. A number of other operators also use the airport. For more information contact Glasgow Prestwick Airport by calling 0871 223 0700 or visit www.gpia.co.uk Glasgow Airport is less than one hour away by car and easily accessible by rail and bus. For more information contact Glasgow Airport by calling 0870 040 0008 or visit www.glasgowairport.com

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By ferry Caledonian MacBrayne run regular ferry crossings between Ardrossan in Ayrshire and Brodick on Arran. The journey takes only 55 minutes, allowing you to relax, unwind and enjoy the views. There is also a seasonal ferry service between Claonaig in Argyll and Lochranza on Arran. The Isle of Cumbrae is only a 10-minute ferry trip from Largs. For more information contact Caledonian MacBrayne by calling 0800 066 5000 or visit www.calmac.co.uk Where to find out more For inspiration and ideas on everything to see and do in Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran, call into a VisitScotland Information Centre. Our friendly experts can offer advice on all things local as well as sharing their wider knowledge of Scotland. We can also arrange your accommodation, handle all your travel needs and book tickets for events, activities and attractions across Scotland. Most of our centres stock a wide range of quality gifts and souvenirs and our staff will be delighted to help you find that special souvenir of Scotland. So, call in to see us – we’ll point you in the right direction. Please refer to the list of Information Centres in Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran on page 18.


ARRAN

Check in closes - vehicles 30 minutes, passengers 10 minutes prior to departure

ARDROSSAN – BRODICK

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TEXT Glasgow Ardrossan Ardrossan Glasgow CODE 05 Central Harbour ARDROSSAN BRODICK BRODICK ARDROSSAN Harbour Central MON – SAT

SUN

Check in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure

CLAONAIG – LOCHRANZA TEXT CODE 06

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CLAONAIG

LOCHRANZA

LOCHRANZA

CLAONAIG

Depart

Arrive

Depart

Arrive

Depart –

Arrive –

Depart 0700

Arrive 0755

Depart 0820

Arrive 0915

Depart 0936

Arrive 1022

0815 C

0845 C

0834

0920

0945

1040

1105

1200

1236

1322

0850 AC

0920 AC

0930

1000

1118

1202

1230

1325

1350

1445

1536

1620

1005

1035

1045

1115

1418

1502

1515

1610

1640

1735

1807

1852

1120

1150

1200

1230

1650

1736

1800

1855

1920

2015

2031

2125

1235

1305

1315

1345

1915

2006

2030 A

2125 A

2140 A

2235 A

1350

1420

1430 A

1500 A

0840

0929

0945

1040

1105

1200

1235

1318

1505

1535

1545

1615

1115

1201

1230

1325

1350

1445

1503

1546

1620

1650

1715

1745

1405

1451

1515

1610

1640

1735

1800

1844

1820

1825 B

1855 B

1655

1741

1800

1855

1920

2015

2031

2114

CODE A

ARRAN

Daily including SUN

1750 1900 B

1930 B

CODE A Passenger numbers may be restricted. B Ceases after Monday 16 September.

Fridays only.

NOTE To enable safety procedures to be carried out, passengers must be on board and in possession of a ticket at least 10 minutes before sailing. Commercial Vehicle bookings are made at individual ports. When calling your selected port for commercial vehicle bookings, ensure that you choose Option 2, Contact Ardrossan tel: 01294 463470 or Brodick tel: 01770 302166, choose Option 2.

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FARES: CLAONAIG – LOCHRANZA SAVER 5 DAY RETURN

6 JOURNEY*

£5.95

£10.05

£24.25

Car or 4x4 (each) Motorhome

Bus services on Arran including Brodick and Lochranza. For details contact traveline tel: 0871 200 22 33.

£26.25

£45.50

up to 5m

£26.25

£45.50

£95.00

up to 8m

£39.50

£69.00

£143.00

up to 10m Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer

Pedal cycles FREE

£95.00

£52.50

£91.00

£190.00

up to 2.5m £13.15

£22.75

N/A

up to 5m

£26.25

£45.50

up to 8m

£39.50

£69.00

N/A

Motorcycle

£13.15

£22.75

£47.50

N/A

You can explore the Ayrshire & Arran coastline on PS Waverley, the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world.

Children under 5 FREE, 5-15 half the adult fare. Light Vans exceeding 5m in length or 3.5 T, or 3m height, or 2.3m in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

FARES: ARDROSSAN – BRODICK SINGLE

Driver/Passenger (each) Car or 4x4 (each) Motorhome

£6.55 £48.00 up to 5m £48.00 up to 8m £72.00 up to 10m £96.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 2.5m £24.00 up to 5m £48.00 up to 8m £72.00 Pedal cycles FREE

SINGLE Driver/Passenger (each)

SAVER SINGLE, SAVER 5 DAY RETURN

All tickets must be purchased before boarding vessel

Bus service operates between Claonaig, Kennacraig and Tarbert and between Lochranza and Brodick contact traveline tel: 0871 200 22 33.

Not Sundays.

Train times shown above are for guidance only and do not imply guaranteed connections with ferry sailings. Passengers should check train operators’ schedules when planning their journey to ensure they have sufficient time to make connections. Please contact ScotRail tel: 08457 484950. Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections.

Please note that the use of SAVER SINGLE and SAVER 5 DAY RETURN tickets is restricted on certain sailings on this route. On the sailings shown on the next page, cars, caravans, motorhomes, boat/baggage trailers and motorcycles must use a SINGLE/RETURN ticket, Island Hopscotch® ticket, Island Rover ticket. There are no restrictions on the use of passenger tickets.

NOTE

SAVER SAVER 5 DAY RETURN SINGLE £6.55 £11.05 £39.50 £68.00 £39.50 £68.00 £60.00 £102.00 £79.00 £136.00 £19.75 £34.00 £39.50 £68.00 £60.00 £102.00

Motorcycle £24.00 £19.75

£34.00

6 JOURNEY* £27.50 £147.00 £147.00 £221.00 £294.00 N/A N/A N/A £74.00

*6 Journey tickets are valid for one passenger or one nominated motorised vehicle – not valid for caravans or trailers. Island Hopscotch® Tickets – Travelling on several routes? Island Hopscotch® could save you money.

FULL FARE SAILINGS The sailings below are peak sailings on the Ardrossan-Brodick route, full fares apply. Additional sailings are available, see summer timetable for Ardrossan to Brodick.

ARDROSSAN – BRODICK

Children under 5 FREE, 5-15 half the adult fare. Light Vans exceeding 5m in length or 3.5 T, or 3m height, or 2.3m in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. *6 Journey tickets are valid for one passenger or one nominated motorised vehicle – not valid for caravans or trailers. Pier dues are payable to third parties for this route, and have been included in the fares shown. Details are available on request. Note: See detail on full fare sailings opposite. Saver single, saver 5 day return etc. above. Island Hopscotch® Tickets – Travelling on several routes? Island Hopscotch® could save you money.

BRODICK – ARDROSSAN

MARCH Date

Fri Fri Fri Fri Fri

29 29 29 29 29

MARCH

Depart

Date

Depart

0700 0945 1230 1515 1800

Fri 29 Sat 30 Sat 30 Sat 30 Sat 30

2030 0700 0945 1230 1515

Date Depart

Sat 30 1800 Sun 31 1230 Sun 31 1515

Date

Depart

Date

0945 Sat 6 1230 Sat 6 1515 Sat 6

Depart

Depart

Date

1105 Sat 30 1350 Sun 31

Depart

Date Depart

1640 Sun 31 1350 1105 Sun 31 1640

APRIL

APRIL Fri 5 Fri 5 Fri 5

Date

Sat 30 Sat 30

Date Depart

0945 Sat 13 1230 Sat 20 1515 Sat 27

1230 1230 1230

Date

Depart

Date

Depart

Mon 1 Mon 1 Mon 1 Mon 1 Mon 1 Sat 6

0820 1105 1350 1640 1920 1105

Sat 6 Sat 6 Sat 13 Sat 13 Sat 13 Sat 20

1350 1640 1105 1350 1640 1105

Date Depart

Sat 20 Sat 20 Sat 27 Sat 27 Sat 27

1350 1640 1105 1350 1640

MAY Date

CUMBRAE

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LARGS – CUMBRAE SLIP TEXT CODE 07 MON – SAT UNTIL 25 MAY AND FROM 19 AUG

SUN UNTIL 19 MAY AND FROM 25 AUG

MON – SAT 27 MAY UNTIL 17 AUG

SUN 26 MAY UNTIL 18 AUG

CODE A Fridays only. B Fridays only and all vehicles must be booked with Largs office tel: 01475 674134.

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LARGS CUMBRAE SLIP Depart Arrive 0645 0655 0715 0725 0745 0755 0815 0825 0915 0925 Departs every 30 minutes except 1245 and 1645 until 2015 2025 2045 A 2055 A 2215 B 2225 B 0915 0925 1015 1025 Departs every 30 minutes except 1145 and 1645 until 2015 2025 0645 0655 0715 0725 0745 0755 0815 0825 0915 0925 Departs every 15 minutes until 2015 2025 2045 A 2055 A 2215 B 2225 B 0915 0925 1000 1010 Departs every 15 minutes until 2015 2025

CUMBRAE SLIP LARGS Depart Arrive 0700 0710 0730 0740 0800 0810 0830 0840 0930 0940 Departs every 30 minutes except 1300 and 1700 until 2030 2040 2100 A 2110 A 2230 B 2240 B 0930 0940 1030 1040 Departs every 30 minutes except 1200 and 1700 until 2030 2040 0700 0710 0730 0740 0800 0810 0830 0840 0930 0940 Departs every 15 minutes until 2030 2040 2100 A 2110 A 2230 B 2240 B 0930 0940 1015 1025 Departs every 15 minutes until 2030 2040

NOTE A connecting bus service operates between Cumbrae Slip and Millport Town. Contact traveline tel: 0871 200 22 33. During Monday – Friday passenger numbers may be restricted on the 0945 sailings ex Largs and 1400 sailing ex Cumbrae Slip.

SAVER RETURN and 5 JOURNEY TICKETS Please note that the use of the SAVER RETURN ticket is restricted on certain sailings on this route. On the undernoted sailings, passengers, cars, caravans, motorhomes, boat/baggage trailers and motorcycles must use a RETURN ticket, Island Rover ticket or a 5 JOURNEY ticket. Depart Largs: all Saturday sailings from 0915 until 1715 (inclusive) from Saturday 18 May to Saturday 14 September (inclusive). All Friday night 2215 sailings.

FARES: LARGS – CUMBRAE SLIP

Pedal cycles FREE

Date

Fri 5 Fri 5 Sat 6 Sat 6 Sat 6 Sat 6 Fri 12 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sat 13 Sat 13

Date

Depart

0945 1230 1515 0945 1230 1515

Sat 21 Sat 21 Sat 21 Fri 27 Fri 27 Fri 27

0945 1230 1515 0945 1230 1515

Depart

Date

Depart

0945 1230 1515 1230

Fri 11 Fri 11 Sat 12 Sat 12

Date

up to 8m

£35.00

£29.50

£87.00

up to 10m

£46.40

£39.30

£116.00 N/A

Motorcycle

£11.60

£9.85

£29.00

1515 1800 2030 0700 0945 1230 1515 1800

MAY Date

Depart

Date

Depart

Sat 4 Sat 4 Sat 4 Sun 5 Sun 5 Sun 5 Mon 6 Mon 6 Mon 6 Mon 6

1105 1350 1640 1105 1350 1640 0820 1105 1350 1640

Mon 6 Sat 11 Sat 11 Sat 11 Sat 18 Sat 18 Sat 18 Sat 25 Sat 25 Sat 25

1920 1105 1350 1640 1105 1350 1640 0820 1105 1350

Depart

Date

Depart

1105 1350 1640 1105 1350

Sat 8 Sat 15 Sat 15 Sat 15 Sat 22

1640 1105 1350 1640 1105

Depart

Date

Depart

0820 1105 1350 1640 1350 1640 0820 1105

Sat 13 Sat 13 Sun 14 Sun 14 Sat 20 Sat 20 Sat 20 Sat 20

1350 1640 1350 1640 0820 1105 1350 1640

Depart

Date

Depart

0820 1105 1350 1640 1920 1105 1350 1640 0820 1105 1350 1640

Sun 11 Sun 11 Sun 11 Sat 17 Sat 17 Sat 17 Sat 17 Sun 18 Sun 18 Sun 18 Sat 24 Sat 24

1105 1350 1640 0820 1105 1350 1640 1105 1350 1640 0820 1105

Depart

Date

Depart

1105 1350 1640 1105 1350 1640 1105

Sat 21 Sat 21 Sat 28 Sat 28 Sat 28 Sat 28 Sun 29

1350 1640 0820 1105 1350 1640 1105

Date

Depart

Date Depart

Sat 25 Sun 26 Sun 26 Sun 26 Mon 27 Mon 27 Mon 27 Mon 27

1640 1105 1350 1640 0820 1105 1350 1640

Date Depart

Fri 28 Sat 29 Sat 29 Sat 29 Sat 29

1800 0945 1230 1515 1800

JUNE Date

Sat 1 Sat 1 Sat 1 Sat 8 Sat 8

Date Depart

Fri 26 Fri 26 Sat 27 Sat 27 Sat 27 Sat 27 Sun 28 Sun 28 Mon 29 Mon 29

1230 1515 0945 1230 1515 1800 1230 1515 1230 1515

Date Depart

Sat 22 Sat 22 Sat 29 Sat 29 Sat 29

1350 1640 1105 1350 1640

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JULY Date

Sat 6 Sat 6 Sat 6 Sat 6 Sun 7 Sun 7 Sat 13 Sat 13

Date Depart

Sun 21 Sun 21 Sat 27 Sat 27 Sat 27 Sat 27 Sun 28 Sun 28

1350 1640 0820 1105 1350 1640 1350 1640

AUGUST Date

Depart

Date

£58.00

N/A

1800 1230 1515 0945 1230 1515 1800 1230 1515 1230 1515

Date Depart

Fri 24 Fri 24 Fri 24 Sat 25 Sat 25 Sat 25 Sat 25 Sat 25

Date Depart

Fri 23 Fri 23 Fri 23 Fri 23 Sat 24 Sat 24 Sat 24 Sat 24 Sat 31 Sat 31 Sat 31 Sat 31

0945 1230 1515 1800 0945 1230 1515 1800 0945 1230 1515 1800

Sat 3 Sat 3 Sat 3 Sat 3 Sat 3 Sun 4 Sun 4 Sun 4 Sat 10 Sat 10 Sat 10 Sat 10

Date Depart

Sat 24 Sat 24 Sun 25 Sun 25 Sun 25 Mon 26 Mon 26 Mon 26 Sat 31 Sat 31 Sat 31 Sat 31

1350 1640 1105 1350 1640 1105 1350 1640 0820 1105 1350 1640

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER Sat 7 Sat 7 Sat 7 Sat 14 Sat 14 Sat 14

£19.65

N/A

Depart

Sat 13 Fri 19 Fri 19 Sat 20 Sat 20 Sat 20 Sat 20 Sun 21 Sun 21 Mon 22 Mon 22

0945 1230 1515 1800 1230 1515 1230 1515 0945 1230 1515 1800

£23.20

£9.85

Date

1230 1515 0945 1230 1515 1800 1230 1515 0945 1230 1515

Sat 10 Sat 10 Sat 10 Sat 10 Sun 11 Sun 11 Mon 12 Mon 12 Sat 17 Sat 17 Sat 17 Sat 17

up to 5m

£29.50

Depart

0945 1230 1515 1800 0945 1230 1515 1800 1230 1515 1230 1515

Sat 5 Sat 5 Sat 5 Fri 11

£19.65

1230 1515 0945 1230 1515 1230 1515

Fri 2 Fri 2 Fri 2 Fri 2 Sat 3 Sat 3 Sat 3 Sat 3 Sun 4 Sun 4 Mon 5 Mon 5

£58.00

£11.60

Depart

Sat 15 Sat 15 Sat 22 Sat 22 Sat 22 Fri 28 Fri 28

Depart

£15.70

£35.00

Date

0945 1230 1515 0945 1230 1515 0945

Date

£19.65

£23.20

Depart

Depart

£23.20

up to 2.5m

1800 0945 1230 1515 0945 1230 1515 0945 1230

Date

5 JOURNEY* (RETURNS)

up to 8m

Depart

Sat 4 Sat 11 Sat 11 Sat 11 Sat 18 Sat 18 Sat 18 Fri 24 Fri 24

AUGUST

£4.75

up to 5m

Date

0945 1230 1515 1800 2030 0700 0945 1230 1515

JULY

SAVER RETURN

Car or 4x4 (each)

Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer

Date

£5.40

Driver/Passenger (each)

Depart

JUNE Sat 1 Sat 1 Sat 1 Sat 8 Sat 8 Sat 8 Sat 15

RETURN

All tickets must be purchased before boarding vessel

Motorhome

Fri 3 Fri 3 Fri 3 Fri 3 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sat 4 Sat 4 Sat 4

Date Depart

Fri 27 Sat 28 Sat 28 Sat 28

1800 0945 1230 1515

Date

Sat 7 Sat 7 Sat 7 Sat 14 Sat 14 Sat 14 Sat 21

Date Depart

Sun 29 Sun 29 Mon 30 Mon 30 Mon 30 Mon 30 Mon 30

1350 1640 0820 1105 1350 1640 1920

OCTOBER Date Depart

1515 Sat 12 1800 Sat 19 0945 Sat 19 1230

1515 1230 1515

OCTOBER Date

Sat 5 Sat 5 Sat 5

Depart

1105 Sat 12 1350 Sat 12 1640 Sat 12

Date Depart

1105 Sat 19 1350 Sat 19 1640 Sat 19

1105 1350 1640

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Children under 5 FREE, 5-15 half the adult fare. Light Vans exceeding 5m in length or 3.5 T, or 3m height, or 2.3m in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. *5 Journey tickets valid for 5 return journeys for one passenger or one nominated motorised vehicle – not valid for caravans or trailers. Island Hopscotch® Tickets – Travelling on several routes? Island Hopscotch® could save you money.

The timetable and fares shown above were supplied December 2013, however these may be subject to change. For latest information, please check www.calmac.co.uk

01 Relax into island time as you take the ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick. 02 Signposts at Tarbolton. 03 Glasgow Prestwick Airport has its own railway station.

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Explore & discover

Surprise yourself! Ailsa Craig takes its name from the Gaelic Ailsse Creag, meaning ‘Fairy Rock’.

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A rural idyll within an hour of Scotland’s largest city, Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran is the ideal escape offering fantastic views, a majestic coast, a huge variety of outdoor activities and a rich history. With 80 miles of coastline and lush countryside to explore, there is no better place than Ayrshire to celebrate 2013, the Year of Natural Scotland. Spend a day enjoying the great outdoors at the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Scotland’s largest regional park which is home to the UK’s rarest breeding bird, the hen harrier. You can even view these magnificent birds on the park’s webcam. Explore the coastline and you’ll find long stretches of sandy beach and the magnificent sight of Culzean Castle perched on a clifftop overlooking the sea. Take a walk in the extensive castle

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grounds, home to otters and a deer park, or spend the day on the secluded beach amongst the rock pools under the shadow of the castle. The unmistakable sight of Ailsa Craig can be enjoyed from much of the South Ayrshire coast. This curiously blue-tinted island provides a home for gannets and puffins and can be viewed on a boat trip from Girvan. The Galloway Forest Park is home to Scotland’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve where you’ll discover a beautiful wilderness home to a wide range of rare fauna including golden eagles, red deer and wild goats.

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More natural delights await in the Ayrshire countryside. Ramble along the beautiful gorge walk in Ness Glen or experience the thrill of stargazing in the UK’s only Dark Sky Park, in the Galloway Forest Park, from the new Scottish Dark Sky Observatory at Dalmellington. Only a short ferry journey from Ardrossan separates you from experiencing life on the Isle of Arran. An island bursting with natural beauty, you also have the chance of spotting golden eagles, deer, red squirrels, basking sharks, porpoises and otters. Known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’, Arran


Loch Doon is surrounded by the Galloway Forest Park which is home to golden eagles, red kites, ospreys, red squirrels, otters, red deer, badgers and other wildlife. Look ou t at Culze for red deer an Coun try Par k

For the more active, Arran has earned a reputation as something of a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. From paragliding to golf, walking to cycling, there is plenty here to keep you entertained. Glen Rosa has stunning views.

offers walkers a feast of rugged mountains and sublime beaches. If you prefer to take things at a more relaxed pace, stroll through the Glenashdale Forest and be rewarded by the sight of the sparkling Glenashdale Falls. The Isle of Cumbrae, also known as Great Cumbrae, can be reached by a 10-minute ferry ride from Largs, making this one of Scotland’s most accessible islands. Sitting at just 4 miles long and 2 miles wide, the unspoilt coastline is a popular destination for watersports enthusiasts, cyclists, walkers and nature lovers alike. Visit the Marine Research Station,

which also houses the David Robertson Museum and Aquarium, where you can find out about the local marine life, or follow the Cumbrae Sensory Trail on foot or two wheels for a chance to see the island’s diverse range of bird and marine life.

Find out more about the Year of Natural Scotland by visiting www.visitscotland.com/natural 01 Beautiful coast at Dunure Castle. To find out more about Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran go to www.ayrshire-arran.com

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Culture vultures Explore Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran and uncover a region bursting with creativity. Ayrshire is well-established as ‘Burns Country’, where you can discover many connections to Scotland’s favourite poet, while the Isle of Arran is a haven of exquisite craftsmanship and artistry. Enjoy a calendar of cultural events all year round and find a stunning selection of quality arts and crafts in West Kilbride, Scotland’s first Craft Town. Across the length and breadth of Ayrshire you will find fascinating tributes to the life and work of Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Bard. Spend a day or two exploring the legacy of this great poet and colourful character. Your first port of call should be the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway where you can see the white-washed cottage in which Burns was born. You can even visit the settings of one of Burns’ most popular poems, Tam o’ Shanter, at Alloway Auld Kirk and Brig O’Doon.

Back on the mainland, head to West Kilbride, Scotland’s first Craft Town, and uncover a hub of creativity. Visit the eight craft studios where talented local artisans create unique pieces drawing inspiration from their beautiful surroundings. See gorgeous strands of brightly coloured hand spun yarn by one of the few traditional spinners based in Scotland. Peruse beautiful glass artworks or ask for a specially commissioned gift to be made from hand stitched Scottish lambswool, tartan or tweed. 01

Get off the beaten track and see some of the lesser-known Burns attractions. The Bachelors’ Club in Tarbolton is the 17th century thatched cottage where Burns established his debating club, while the Burns House Museum in Mauchline, where Robert Burns lived and worked between 1784 and 1788, offers an authentic Burns experience. Immerse yourself in arts and crafts on Arran. Boasting a collection of pottery, woodwork and porcelain studios, you’ll find an abundance of magnificent creative items for sale, perfect for a souvenir or gift to take home. Discover how this stunning island inspires local artists at the Arran Art Gallery showcasing artwork, prints photography and crafts.

01 Arran Ceramics at the Balmichael Visitor Centre, Isle of Arran. 02 Storytelling at Brig o’ Doon, Alloway. 03 Hand-stitched heart by Lorna Reid, West Kilbride Craft Town.

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Did you know? ■ There are plenty of great arts festivals taking place throughout the region. ■ The Arran Folk Festival is a glorious June weekend of sessions, concerts and ceilidhs, perfect for those who enjoy Scottish traditional music. ■ Burns fans should make their way to the Burns an’ a’ that! Festival in May, a three day tribute to the bard which showcases local and international musical talent in some of Ayr’s top venues. ■ Enjoy a weekend of literary events at the Boswell Book Festival in May, which takes place in the grounds of James Boswells’s former home. The famous Scottish writer is often considered the father of the modern biography and this festival in Auchinleck House features a number of guest authors and even lets you see Boswell’s study and library. The Ba created chelors’ Club, by Robe rt in 1780 Burns

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Great days out

Family favourites You can easily cycle around the Isle of Cumbrae, bikes are available for hire.

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Only a short drive or train ride from Scotland’s largest city, Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran provides an easy destination for a great day out. The region has a great number of family-friendly attractions, castles and eateries, not to mention world-class golf courses and stunning countryside and coastline for those who enjoy more active pursuits. Take the family to Heads of Ayr Farm Park where you will find over 50 different animals and a range of fantastic activities or spend a day at Vikingar! in Largs. Kids will love the interactive exhibits and stories which bring tales of the Vikings to life. While enjoying your day out in Ayrshire & Arran there will be plenty of opportunity to sample local culinary delights. Stock up on local produce at the Dowhill Country Fayre farm shop, stop off for a treat at the famous ice cream parlour, Nardini’s

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With 80 miles of unspoilt coastline, the beaches in Ayrshire & Arran are some of the finest anywhere in Scotland. There are plenty to choose from on the isles and along the Ayrshire coast such as Ayr beach or Kildonan and Pirnmill on Arran. There are plenty of great picnic spots in the region too. With stunning scenery, the viewpoint at the top of the Haylie Brae in Largs is a favourite place to stop. Explore Cumbrae on two wheels. Cycle hire is available from the island’s main town of Millport and this easily accessible island will not fail to delight with its 11 miles of stunning coastline.

in Largs, or feast on Italian cuisine at Cechinni’s in Ardrossan.

As well as the usual high street shops, you will also find plenty of unique boutiques and craft shops across the region. Newmarket Street in Ayr has an abundance of delightful shops and Arran Aromatics on Arran sells a wide variety of handmade soaps and scented candles.

Climb aboard the famous paddle steamer, the PS Waverley and explore the islands around the Firth of Clyde. Daily sailings depart from Ayr, Arran, Girvan and Largs. Or why not have a closer look at the curiously shaped island of Ailsa Craig? Discover a haven for seabirds as well as the rock used to make curling stones on a day trip to this famous isle from Girvan.

Stunning gardens can be found across the region, each one a haven of tranquillity. Visit the spectacular Culzean Castle and you’ll find an enchanting Victorian walled garden with a vinery, herb garden and wildlife garden. You can find more beautiful gardens at Brodick Castle and Country Park on Arran and Dean Castle in Kilmarnock.

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Did you know? ■ Ayrshire & Arran caters well for the more active types. ■ With 80 miles of unspoilt coastline and the islands of Arran and Cumbrae to explore, the region has a world-class reputation for yachting, sea kayaking and other watersports. ■ There is ample opportunity to take part in thrilling activities such as quad biking, pony trekking, paragliding, cycling and archery. ■ With its mountains and glens, the stunning Isle of Arran also has much to offer walkers. ■ Tackle the heights of Goatfell and some of the lesser peaks, or take a gentle amble through Glen Rosa. Meet th e meerk Heads of Ayr F ats at arm Par k

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01 Sun and sandcastles on Prestwick beach. 02 Treat yourself at Arran Aromatics. 03 Crocodile Rock on the Isle of Cumbrae.

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Amazing tastes

Try it now At the A D Rattary Whisky Experience in Kirkoswald you can sample some of the finest and rarest single malt Scotch whiskies.

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Combine rolling farmland with 80 miles of unspoilt coastline and Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran can offer a true taste of Scotland’s natural larder.

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Experience the flavours of Ayrshire & Arran and the finest natural produce available at one of the many eateries throughout the region. Take a stroll through the weekly Ayrshire Farmers’ Market, now in its 11th year, and browse the finest source of fresh seasonal ingredients including local lamb, pork, beef and the famous Ayrshire ‘tattie’. Experience for yourself why such produce is recognised by top chefs and served up in award-winning restaurants. The region is famed for its seafood, which is landed ashore, fresh each day. Enjoy fish and chips straight from the wrapper, pick up fresh oysters and scallops or treat yourself at Braidwoods − Dalry’s Michelin-star restaurant. Scotland was popularised by Ayrshire’s favourite son Robert Burns in his poem, Address to a Haggis. In ‘Burns Country’ you will find haggis is widely available and can be sampled in restaurants all year round, served up with Ayrshire potatoes and delicious whisky cream. Polish your skills with a masterclass at the Cook School Scotland at Braehead Foods in Kilmarnock, which runs a range of courses to suit all tastes and abilities. This 5-star attraction regularly welcomes guest chefs through its doors to showcase the local fare and provide a few preparation tips.

Any foodie adventure should include at least a day on Arran. The soft climate and lush farmland provides an abundance of luscious local produce. The island yields some of Scotland’s best milk and cream, produced by Arran Dairies from their own cattle herd. Milk supplied by local dairy farms is also used to produce an array of award-winning cheese. Those with a sweet tooth should sample some of the new and exciting flavours of ice cream also produced by Arran Dairies. What’s more, Arran is home to both a distillery and brewery, so there are plenty of opportunities to create a mouth-watering itinerary. The Arran Brewery in Brodick produces multi award-winning beers in true microbrewery tradition. Watch the whole process from the mash of hops, malted barley and wheat to bottling, before taking your favourites home. Treat yourself to a meal in some of the region’s best restaurants. Sample sublime seafood at Creelers on Arran, which also boasts a shop and smokehouse. Indulge in fine dining at Auchrannie’s award-winning restaurant or at the Chefs Table at Turnberry Resort. Local favourite, the Wee Hurrie in Troon, is widely thought to offer the best fish and chips in the region. For more information about local producers, take a look at the Ayrshire Food Network brochure at www.ayrshirefoodnetwork.co.uk

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01 Delicious food at Glenapp Castle. 02 Tempting local malt whisky from the Isle of Arran Distillery. 03 Dunlop cheese, just one of the region’s specialities. 04 Ice cream at the world famous Nardini’s Café, Largs. 05 Freshly caught specials from The Catch at Fins, Fairlie. 06 Tasty langoustines. To find out more about Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran go to www.ayrshire-arran.com

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History & mystery The history of Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran covers hundreds of years of social and political change which has helped shape a nation’s future. From nurturing several true Scottish icons to the ancient and mysterious standing stones and castles, this region has many stories to tell. Ayrshire & Arran is home to an array of castles, from magnificent stately residences to spectacular historic ruins. Among the must-visit attractions on any itinerary is Culzean Castle, located to the south of Ayr. Perched on a clifftop overlooking the worldfamous Ailsa Craig and Firth of Clyde, the castle offers spectacular panoramic views across the region’s 80 miles of unspoilt coastline. Wander around this architectural marvel, learn more in the visitor centre and take time to stroll around the grounds which feature an adventure park, beautifully-tended gardens, Camellia House and several miles of picturesque coastline.

Ayrshire boasts connections to some of Scotland’s most influential historical icons. The region is awash with fascinating tributes to the life and work of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns. Another national hero, William Wallace, spent the last few years of his life in Ayrshire and the grand Wallace Tower stands proudly in Ayr town centre to mark this connection. 01

For more history and heritage, Arran, just a short ferry journey away, can provide an exceptional historic odyssey all in one day. The haunting standing stones on Machrie Moor, which date back to Neolithic times, would make a great starting point. Explore Brodick Castle, a site which has a history that dates back to the 1200s or visit the Arran Heritage Museum where you will learn about the lives of the island’s past inhabitants.

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01 Resting place of kings, Portencross Castle near West Kilbride. 02 The stunning Tapestry Room at Dumfries House, Cumnock. 03 Meet the locals in Souter Jonnie’s Cottage at Kirkoswald.


Fascinating facts You can find ancient fossilised tracks made by a giant millipede known as an arthropleura on Arran.

Did you know? ■ Portencross Castle opened in 2011 for the first time in 650 years and is thought to be the final resting place of several Scottish kings. ■ Crossraguel Abbey dates back to the 13th century and is relatively intact, with the monks’ church, the cloister and even the pigeon tower still present. ■ Ayr was the location of the first sitting of the Scottish Parliament which was initiated by Robert the Bruce in 1315. ■ Garrison House Museum in Millport houses many fascinating artefacts including some 4,000-yearold stone coffins. ■ Glenashdale Wood on Arran is home to the mysterious Giants Graves, early Bronze Age horned galley graves with a central chamber.

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Did you know? Goatfell is a Corbett, nudging the clouds at 2,867 ft. The views from the top are well worth the climb.

Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran is the perfect destination for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors. With varied geography spanning from the inspiring coastline to the magnificent countryside, there is no better place to celebrate the Year of Natural Scotland and get active in the great outdoors. Birthplace of golf’s most prestigious tournament, the Open Championship, the region combines world-class championship venues with the challenge and charm of local courses. In Ayrshire, you will find some of the finest and most fetching golf courses Scotland has to offer. Find three past and present Open Championship venues within 3 miles of each other: Prestwick, Royal Troon and Turnberry. Elsewhere, whether you are looking for links or heathland, parkland or moorland, there are almost 50 courses to suit every ability and budget, with ample opportunity to sample the warmth and friendliness of the legendary Scottish 19th hole. There is also a great range of golf passes to choose from including the Arran Golf Pass and the Ayrshire Qualifier.

From Largs, take the 10-minute ferry trip to the Isle of Cumbrae. At just 4 miles long and 2 miles wide, cycling is certainly the easiest and most fun way to navigate the island. Bring your own bike if you prefer or hire one in Millport.

With its location by the Firth of Clyde, the region is a haven for seafarers of all descriptions. From world-class yachting to wildlife watching, Ayrshire & Arran is a one-stop shop for all waterbased activities. Back on dry land, why not try your hand at a spot of canyoning, rock climbing or horse riding? Take the opportunity to explore all of Arran’s stunning landscapes with the Arran Adventure Company. Try gorge walking in hidden waterfalls, climb and abseil rugged peaks and coastal crags or if you have been inspired by skilled archer, Merida, in Disney•Pixar’s Brave, you can even develop your archery skills.

Did you know? ■ Royal Troon will once again host the Open Championship in 2016. ■ There are four great value Golf Passes for Ayrshire & Arran, allowing you to play some amazing courses. ■ Largs Yacht Haven is a Five Gold Anchor Marina with 730 berths.

Walkers love to explore the wide-ranging scenery that Ayrshire & Arran has to offer. It is very simple to put together an itinerary taking in the highlights of the coast, the River Ayr Way and countryside on foot. During a visit to Arran, challenge yourself to reach the summit of Goatfell or walk the island-skimming Arran Coastal Way. There are gentler routes available too, meaning the region truly provides the definitive walkers paradise. If you prefer two wheels, take the opportunity for some island cycling. Arran offers a 56-mile circular route, providing an excellent way to discover the many coastal villages along the way.

01 Sea kayakers with Ailsa Craig behind. 02 Canyoning at Glen Sannox, Isle of Arran. 03 Follow in the footsteps of champions at Royal Troon. 04 Sailing around the Isle of Cumbrae.

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January

What’s on

23 – 27 Alloway 1759 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway www.alloway1759.com

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February 21 – 23 Arran Drama Festival Arran Community Theatre, Lamlash, Isle of Arran www.ioada.org

Family favourites

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23 – 24 RYA Scotland Big Weekend SportScotland National Centre, Inverclyde www.ryascotland.org.uk

Ayr Flower Show provides displays, entertainment, shopping and delicious food and drink.

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March 30 – 1 Apr Easter Bunny Trail Culzean Castle & Country Park, by Maybole www.nts.org.uk

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Alive with events and festivals, Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran is a vibrant part of Scotland all year round. Discover the enduring legacy of Robert Burns, witness the indelible mark left by the Vikings, have a flutter at the racecourse or simply celebrate the region’s delicious food and drink. Fans of the arts should navigate their way to the annual Burns an’ a’ that! Festival where many of Ayrshire’s top venues pay tribute to Scotland’s National Bard. Fans of folk music simply cannot afford to miss out on the very best of local talent at the Arran Folk Festival. For even more variety, including soul, indie-pop, country rock and blues as well as performances by international artists, check out the friendly ambience at the Darvel Music Festival. Watch or participate in top sporting events such as Troon Golf Week, have a punt at the Scottish Grand National or the Ayr Gold Cup at Ayr Racecourse or simply take in the relaxed atmosphere of the Ayr County Show. Explore magnificent landscapes and stunning views during the Arran Mountain Festival in May. With a varied programme including glens, ridges, mountains, wildlife and geology, this is your perfect opportunity to discover Arran.

31 – 5 Apr RYA UK Youth Championships Scottish Sailing Institute, Largs www.scottishsailinginstitute.com

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April 19 – 20 Coral Scottish Grand National Ayr Racecourse, Ayr www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk

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28 Culzean Family Fun Run

Back in Ayrshire, the Ayr Flower Show is also well worth a visit in August or enjoy top live music from talented Scottish musicians at Live@Troon.

Culzean Castle & Country Park, by Maybole www.nts.org.uk

For a fantastic family event, the Largs Viking Festival has battle re-enactments and living history displays which mark the end of Viking rule on Scotland’s west coast. The festival commemorates the Battle of Largs in 1263, the last skirmish between the Scots and the Norse, culminating in a grand Viking galley burning and firework display.

May 2–5 Darvel Music Festival Darvel Town Hall, Darvel www.darvelmusicfestival.org

3–5 Girvan Traditional Folk Festival

There are not only a good number of events to choose from, there is also a wide variety which provides year-round entertainment for all ages.

Various venues, Girvan www.girvanfolkfestival.co.uk

10 – 11 Ayr County Show

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Family Uncover the delightful spectacle of traditional Highland games across the region during the summer, including the Brodick Highland Games on Arran.

Food & Drink Great Outdoors Highland Games Local Shows & Galas

01 Festival of Light Procession at the Marymass Festival.

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Music, Arts & Culture Sports

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17 – 19 Boswell Book Festival Auchinleck House, Auchinleck www.boswellbookfestival.co.uk

17 – 19 Irvine Valley Walking Festival Various, Irvine Valley www.ivrp.org.uk

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17 – 20 Arran Mountain Festival Various, Isle of Arran www.arranmountainfestival.co.uk

18 Goatfell Hill Race Goatfell, Isle of Arran www.arranmountainfestival.co.uk

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15 – 26 Marymass Festival

6 Shiskine Valley Sports Day

Irvine www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Shiskine, Isle of Arran www.shiskinevalley.org D2

6–7 Kelburn Garden Party Kelburn Castle, Largs www.kelburngardenparty.com

24 – 25 Ardrossan Music Experience

D3 Ardrossan Civic Centre, Ardrossan www.ardrossanmusicexperience.com

16 Scotland’s Gardens Open Day

24 – 26 Burns an’ a’ that! Festival

Culzean Castle & Country Park, by Maybole www.nts.org.uk

Various, around Ayrshire www.burnsfestival.com

25 Mauchline Holy Fair Mauchline www.mauchlineburnsclub.com

Prestwick Promenade, Prestwick www.prestwickprom.co.uk

1 Whisky An’ A’ That! Ayr Town Hall, Ayr www.robbiesdrams.com

6–9 Arran Folk Festival Various, Isle of Arran www.arranfolkfestival.com

9 Scottish Classic Motorcycle Show Ayr Racecourse, Ayr www.ayrclassicmc.com

15 Holy Fair & Pipes in the Park Rozelle Estate, Ayr www.visitayrshire.co.uk

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30 – Sep The McLellan Festival

Scottish Sailing Institute, Largs www.scottishsailinginstitute.com

31 – 8 Sep Largs Viking Festival

2–4 Ayr Flower Show Rozelle Estate, Ayr www.ayrflowershow.org

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Promenade, Largs www.largsvikingfestival.com F3

Culzean Castle & Country Park, by Maybole www.nts.org.uk

9 – 12 Arran Open Studios

10 Dundonald Highland Games

7 Arran Farmers’ Society 177th Annual Show

9 Brodick Highland Games Ormidale Park, Brodick, Isle of Arran www.arranevents.com

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10 – 17 GP14 Class National Championships Scottish Sailing Institute, Largs www.scottishsailinginstitute.com

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September 1 – 29 Doors Open Days

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11 – 16 Troon Golf Week Various, Troon www.golfsouthayrshire.com

19 – 21 Wiliam Hill Ayr Gold Cup Ayr Racecourse, Ayr www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk

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Glenkiln, Lamlash, Isle of Arran www.arranevents.com E4

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Various, throughout Ayrshire www.doorsopendays.org.uk

Dundonald www.dundonald-games.org.uk

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Isle of Arran www.arranart.com

Various, Isle of Arran www.arranopenstudios.com

29 Arran Malt and Music Festival Isle of Arran Distillers, Lochranza, Isle of Arran www.arranwhisky.com

Largs Yacht Haven, Largs www.largssc.co.uk

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23 Celebrate Ayrshire Culzean Castle & Country Park, by Maybole www.nts.org.uk

24 – 31 Clydeport Largs Regatta Week

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G3 Victory Park, Girvan www.girvanattractions.yolasite.com

Belleisle & Seafield Golf Courses, Ayr www.golfsouthayrshire.com

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Culzean Castle & Country Park, by Maybole www.nts.org.uk

27 – 2 Aug Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships

Culzean Castle & Country Park, by Maybole www.nts.org.uk

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2–8 Ayr Golf Week

18 Knights & Princesses Day

28 Culzean Summer Fair

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27 – 29 Girvan Golf Classic Girvan Golf Course, Girvan www.golfsouthayrshire.com

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3–5 Ayrshire Real Ale Festival Troon Concert Hall, Troon www.ayrshirebeerfestival.co.uk

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26 – 27 Light Into Dark Culzean Castle & Country Park, by Maybole www.nts.org.uk

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28 The Haunted Castle Culzean Castle & Country Park, by Maybole www.nts.org.uk

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This list highlights just a selection of events taking place in Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran in 2013. The events information contained in this publication is as supplied to VisitScotland and to the best of VisitScotland’s knowledge was correct at the time of going to press. VisitScotland can accept no responsibility for any errors. Events can be subject to change, we recommend you check details with a local VisitScotland Information Centre before travelling (see page 18).

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Find all you want to do in Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran in one place. For inspiration and ideas on how to make the most of your time in Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran call in to a VisitScotland Information Centre. Our friendly experts can offer advice on all things local as well as sharing their wider knowledge of Scotland. Ask and you’ll find all the hidden gems, from cultural to culinary. We don’t just advise either. We can sort out your accommodation and all your travel needs, as well as tickets for events across Scotland. So if you’re looking to get the most from your visit, call in and see us – we’ll point you in the right direction.

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Brodick The Pier Brodick Isle of Arran KA27 8AU 01770 303774/776

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Auchrannie House Hotel 4 star Hotel, Brodick, Isle of Arran

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It should be noted that establishments that fail to meet our minimum standards will not be awarded a star rating. Establishments awarded gold stars have consistently achieved the highest levels of excellence within their star grading.

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The very best of food and drink – www.visitscotland.com/foodanddrink We assess the presentation, quality and service of food in every kind of eating establishment in Scotland from fish and chip shops to pubs, takeaways and top class restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly bar or a romantic restaurant, EatScotland gives a reliable, authoritative and comprehensive guide to eating out in Scotland. Only those operators who meet the EatScotland quality standards are accredited to the scheme so look out for the logo ‰ to ensure you visit some of Scotland’s best, quality eating establishments. Those with extra special standards of food are awarded EatScotland Silver Í or Gold Ì. For more information on Quality Assurance or comments on star awarded properties please contact us: VisitScotland, Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3BJ. Email. customerservices@visitscotland.com or qa@visitscotland.com or visit www.visitscotland.com/qa Call into any VisitScotland Information Centre for further information www.visitscotland.com/wheretofindus


Practical information Now is the time to choose your holiday accommodation This guide has been split into five sections for the following accommodation categories: • Hotels and Inns • Guest Houses and B&Bs • Self Catering • Camping and Caravan Parks • Hostels/Activity Accommodation Establishments are listed within these sections in alphabetical order by location and then by business name. Each entry has a map reference (see example) relating to the map which appears on page 49 of this guide. The map is helpful if you don’t know where a particular town is in relation to the area that interests you. Where establishments are listed as ‘By’ a city, town or village it is wise to check the exact location online and with the operator before making your journey. Some listings have a distance beside the location; this indicates the approximate road distance in miles from the location. These mileages are voluntary provided by the businesses themselves. Booking Accepting accommodation by telephone or in writing means you have entered into a legally binding contract with the proprietor of the establishment. If you cancel or fail to take up that accommodation, for whatever reason, the proprietor generally has the right to ask for compensation. You should always check the cancellation terms in advance and, if you must cancel a booking, advise the management immediately. Online bookings are also subject to terms and conditions, please check direct with the provider for these. Insurance and cancellations Should you have to cancel for any reason, it is reassuring to know that you can be insured against any compensation claim. Please ensure you take out cancellation insurance prior to your trip.

Pricing The prices of accommodation, services and facilities stated in this guide are based on information received from the relevant advertisers. Please note that prices include VAT where applicable and are for your guidance only (VAT as at December 2012). Please check prices when you book accommodation and confirm exactly what the quoted price includes. Smoking The majority of Scotland’s indoor public places, including pubs, restaurants and cafés, are smokefree by law, creating a healthier and fresher environment for residents and visitors to our beautiful country. Hotels, B&Bs and guest houses are also smoke-free but can designate bedrooms where guests can smoke, if they wish to do so. To check the availability of such bedrooms, please check with the establishment directly when booking. For further information, visit www.clearingtheairscotland.com

ü Look out for the short breaks symbol Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran offer a fabulous range of quality assured accommodation as listed on pages 22-43. Establishments which display the above symbol offer short breaks. Contact them direct for current special offers or to make a booking.

working through its Accessible Tourism Project to educate and inform all our customers about the requirements under the law. We have encouraged all our business customers to use the assistance dog symbol in order to comply with law, or make it clear in a statement that they welcome all assistance dogs. It is always advisable to check with each establishment prior to booking.

v Hearing Loop Induction loop and infrared systems help people with hearing loss hear more clearly by reducing the effect of background noise. When a building has been fitted with a loop or infrared system, you will usually find this mentioned in their adverts, newsletters and at the entrance to the building. Informative signs and symbols should be displayed such as the loop sign above, it is always worth asking if it is not obvious. Please note this icon is not verified by VisitScotland Quality and Standards Department. , Dogs Welcome Dogs are welcome to this establishment, on the understanding that they are on their leash and are kept under control. You may have to check with each establishment whether there are restricted areas for your dog. Please note this icon is not verified by VisitScotland Quality and Standards Department.

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Number in brackets refers to number of rooms/units of that type.

These give details of any scheme the establishment may be a member of, and further information about disability access levels and availability of short break offers.

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To find out more about Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran go to www.ayrshire-arran.com

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Ayrshire Accommodation

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Hotels and Inns The Fenwick Hotel The stylish and snug surroundings, coupled with a sumptuous dining experience makes for an enjoyable stay for business or pleasure within Ayrshire. Our versatile function suite offers perfect space for meeting facilities as well as a magical wedding venue.

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Hotel Kylestrome Bar & Grill The Kylestrome is a bright and contemporary hotel located in the heart of Ayr on Scotland’s west coast. The recently renovated interior offers modern, comfortable accommodation with award-winning dining. Our friendly and efficient staff will ensure your stay is relaxing and enjoyable.

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Open: Jan – Dec

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96 Greenock Road, Largs, Ayrshire KA30 8PG T: 01475 672311 F: 01475 689027 iaincsmith@btconnect.com www.thewillowbankhotel.co.uk

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The Royal Hotel Located in Cumnock centre with modern accommodation, restaurant and bar. 1 Glaisnock Street, Sgl (9) ÂŁ50-ÂŁ65 prpn Cumnock KA18 1BP Dbl (8) ÂŁ80-ÂŁ90 prpn T: 01290 420822 F: 01290 428777 Twn (1) ÂŁ80-ÂŁ90 prpn reception@royalhotelcummnock.com Fam (4) ÂŁ95-ÂŁ115 prpn www.royalhotelcumnock.com Ensuite (All)

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Lochside House Hotel & Spa A perfect base for exploring Burns Heritage and Ayrshire’s many fabulous golf courses. The hotel has 35 modern bedrooms including family accommodation, spacious function facilities, restaurants serving a wide range of menu options. Licensed bars and spa facilities providing a range of treatments and packages.

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Piersland was built in 1899 for Alexander Walker, grandson of Johnnie Walker, founder of the Scotch whisky firm. A grade A listed building, Piersland has two extra reasons to be chosen for a Scottish holiday. Royal Troon’s Open Championship golf course is directly opposite. Sir Alexander’s own Walker lounge, luxuriously panelled in oak and with its original woodcarvings and fireplaces, today offers the choice of 200 fine malts. It also offers two restaurants. Piersland House is within 5 minutes of the P&O Ferry Terminal (Ireland) and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport. Ě5R\DO7URRQRSSRVLWHĚ*UDGH$OLVWHGĚ2ULJLQDODUFKLWHFWXUH Ě6WXQQLQJ$\UVKLUHFRXQWU\VLGHĚILQHPDOWVĚ7ZRUHVWDXUDQWV Ě3UHVWZLFN$LUSRUWFORVHE\Ě,UHODQGIHUU\QHDUE\

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PRESTWICK Carlton Hotel Located only 1.5 miles from Prestwick International Airport and a 40 minute drive from Glasgow city centre, the hotel is central for all local attractions and Ayrshire’s finest golf courses. The hotel has modern accommodation, Logans Restaurant and Carvery Restaurant, bars and lounge areas, free WiFi and parking. Ě1HDU3UHVWZLFNDLUSRUWĚ5HVWDXUDQWV :L)LSDUNLQJĚ&HQWUDOO\ORFDWHGĚ0RGHUQ DFFRPPRGDWLRQĚ%DUVDQGORXQJH

Traditional privately owned hotel, ideally situated for weekends away, sightseeing or golfing holidays. 32 ensuite bedrooms superbly furnished, all decorated to a high standard each with its own character, some with beautiful views to Arran and Ailsa Craig. Central location.

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73 South Beach, Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6EG T: 01292 312033 F: 01292 318438 info@southbeach.co.uk www.southbeach.co.uk

Parkstone Hotel Seafront location; the Parkstone is close to the town centre, railway station and Prestwick International Airport and is ideally situated in the heart of golfing country. All bedrooms are ensuite and our Restaurant 33 and bar offer a wide choice of menus and drinks.

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TURNBERRY Excellent Scottish hospitality, magnificent views over Turnberry Golf Course and Arran Turnberry, By Girvan, Sgl ÂŁ75-ÂŁ90 prpn Ayrshire, KA26 9PB Dbl/Twn (18) ÂŁ120-ÂŁ180 prpn T: 01655 331457 F: 01655 331072 Fam ÂŁ120-ÂŁ170 prpn info@malincourt.co.uk Ensuite (18) www.malincourt.co.uk

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Craig Holm Guest House Beach front, sea view, town centre, restaurants, pubs, golf courses. Sgl (2) ÂŁ30-ÂŁ40 prpn Dbl/Twn (5) ÂŁ50-ÂŁ65 prpn Fam (1) ÂŁ75-ÂŁ90 prpn Ensuite/priv facs (8) 72523

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AYR 26 The Crescent

Handily located, modern, warm and friendly B&B. Spacious accommodation and friendly service. 71 Maybole Road, Alloway, Sgl (1) ÂŁ27-ÂŁ30 pppn Ayr KA7 4TB Dbl (1) ÂŁ50-ÂŁ55 prpn T: 01292 443346 Twn (1) ÂŁ50-ÂŁ55 prpn eileen@garthmadryn.co.uk Ensuite (3) www.garthmadryn.co.uk

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Silvio and Linda will welcome you to their home – this elegant Victorian townhouse beside the sea. Beautifully maintained and presented, you will find every comfort you need for a happy stay. Enjoy an excellent breakfast – an extensive menu, freshly prepared from locally sourced produce.

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Excellent quality accommodation near seafront, town, restaurants and golf courses. 14 Queens Terrace, Ayr, Sgl (1) ÂŁ35 prpn Ayrshire KA7 1DU Dbl/Twn (4) ÂŁ55-ÂŁ65 prpn T: 01292 263912 Fam (2) ÂŁ70-ÂŁ85 prpn liz@theburnsideguesthouse.co.uk Ensuite (4) www.theburnsideguesthouse.co.uk Priv facs (2)

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A very high quality, comfortable and friendly Ayr bed and breakfast. 11 Castlehill Road, Ayr, South Ayrshire KA7 2HX T: 01292 611443 enquiry@castlehillbedandbreakfast.co.uk www.castlehillbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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Castlehill Bed & Breakfast

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The Burnside Guest House

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The Dunn Thing

Family run house close to all amenities. Welcome cup of tea on arrival. Free pick up from train, bus and airport by arrangement. TV lounge for guests use with DVD player and books to read. We are in a quiet tree lined street.

Coila Guest House Impressive Victorian villa, recently upgraded to provide large ensuite rooms with king-size beds. Large off-street car park. Close to railway station, handy for town centre and Prestwick Airport. Breakfast is a speciality with home-made muffins, fresh fruit salad, salmon, haddock and chive fishcakes, and the traditional Scottish breakfast.

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AYR Eglinton Guest House Close to beach, harbour, town centre, golf, horseracing, Prestwick Airport.

Situated in a quiet tree-lined street within easy walking distance to Ayr’s many attractions. All spacious rooms ensuite with tea/coffee facilities, flat screen TV and free WiFi access throughout. Residents lounge available to plan golf and touring excursions throughout Ayrshire.

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38 Park Circus, Ayr KA7 2DL T: 01292 265153 F: 01292 288816 richmond38@btopenworld.com www.richmond-guest-house.co.uk 28982

Greenan Lodge Luxury home with bright, spacious rooms and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. 39 Dunure Road, Doonfoot, Dbl (2) ÂŁ35-ÂŁ45 pppn Ayr KA7 4HR Twn (1) ÂŁ35-ÂŁ45 pppn T: 01292 443939 Ensuite (3) helen@greenanlodge.com www.greenanlodge.com

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AYR Lochinver B&B We offer large ensuite rooms in comfortable surroundings in our family run B&B. Situated in a quiet locale in Ayr town centre convenient for beach, rail/bus links, golfing, racecourse, bowling and exploring Ayrshire and Burns Country.

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Sail-Explore-Experience

Sunnyside Bed & Breakfast Scottish hospitality at its best. Quiet location only five minutes from town centre. Lovely spacious rooms. Wonderful breakfasts featuring haggis, smoked salmon, home baking and local produce. On A719 coastal route. Burns Cottage and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum nearby. Free lift to Brig O’Doon Hotel. Äš%ULJ2Ä?'RRQQHDUE\Äš%XUQV&RWWDJH Äš&ORVHWREHDFKÄš%DUUHVWDXUDQWQHDUE\ Äš([FHOOHQWFXVWRPHUVHUYLFH

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26 Dunure Road, Alloway, Ayr KA7 4HR T: 01292 441234 M: 0780 155 6594 UHOD[#D\UEDQGEFRXN www.ayrbandb.co.uk

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BALLANTRAE The Haven Mrs J Sloan, 75 Main Street, Ballantrae, Ayrshire KA26 0NA T: 01465 831306 F: 01465 831526

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Laigh Tarbeg Farmhouse

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Friendly working family dairy farm, 50 metres off the A70.

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Dalmellington House is a guest house set in one of Scotland’s oldest and prettiest villages, situated in the heart of the beautiful Ayrshire countryside. Completely restored and decorated to the highest standards, Dalmellington House was opened by HRH The Princess Royal in April 2009.

Conveniently placed for all amenities a few minutes stroll. Ensuite rooms with 32" flat screen TV (freesat), tea/coffee hospitality tray. Delicious hearty breakfasts. Some groundfloor rooms. Free WiFi. Non smoking. Off-street parking. Walkers and cyclists welcome. Special rates for off-season and longer stays.

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KILMARNOCK Tamarind B&B

Ideal for international tourists and business executives. Close to hospital. Sgl (2) ÂŁ35-ÂŁ45 pppn Dbl/Twn (2) ÂŁ27.50-ÂŁ32.50 pppn Fam ÂŁ65-ÂŁ75 prpn Ensuite (4) 58933

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Royal Troon Golf Course, Troon

Aulton offers a warm welcome to everyone. All rooms tastefully decorated. Kilmaurs KA3 2PQ Dbl/Twn (3) ÂŁ25 pppn T/F: 01563 538208 Fam (1) ÂŁ25 pppn M: 0780 670 1567 Ensuite/priv facs (1) archie307@btinternet.com www.bedandbreakfastkilmarnock.co.uk

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Aulton Farm

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62 Irvine Road, Largs, Dbl/Twn (3) ÂŁ25-ÂŁ35 pppn Ayrshire KA30 8HP Ensuite (3) T: 01475 686268 M: 0786 606 5853 62@largsbandb.co.uk www.largsbandb.co.uk

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LARGS (2 miles) South Whittlieburn Farm Try our superb farmhouse accommodation on our working sheep farm with parking, five minutes drive from Largs and ferries. Chosen by “Which� Best Bed & Breakfast. Nominated for “AA� Landlady of year 2005 and 2006 and Best Breakfast award 2003, 2011 and 2012. Enjoy a great holiday at our farm.

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Close to the seafront. We offer four attractive ensuite bedrooms all on the first floor which are complimented by a pleasant lounge and breakfast room. There is an excellent choice from the breakfast menu. Access from Largs to the Islands of Cumbrae, Arran & Bute.

TripAdvisor #1 Rated Prestwick B&B, beach, restaurants and airport nearby. Mrs S Robb, 33 Ayr Road, Sgl (3) ÂŁ40-ÂŁ50 prpn RO Dbl (2) ÂŁ50-ÂŁ60 prpn RO Prestwick, Ayrshire KA9 1SY Twn (1) ÂŁ50-ÂŁ60 prpn RO T: 01292 478680 Fam (1) ÂŁ70-ÂŁ85 prpn info@appletreebandb.co.uk Ensuite (7)

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TROON Tigh Dearg

Farmhouse bed and breakfast, ideal stopping point for exploring Ayrshire.

Detached house provides quiet homely B&B near centre of Troon.

Dykefield Farm, Mauchline, Fam (2) ÂŁ20 pppn Ayrshire KA5 6EY Shared facs (1) T: 01290 553170 M: 0789 004 9867 lynda@dykefieldfarm.co.uk www.dykefieldfarm.co.uk

31 Victoria Drive, Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6JF T: 01292 311552 F: 01292 311552 alan_norma_31@hotmail.com

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Prestwick Airport five minute drive. Walking distance town/train station.

Open: Mar – Jan

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Fionn Fraoch Guest House 63959

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AYR Woodcroft Cottages with Walled Gardens Varied quiet locations centre and harbour. WiFi, short breaks, walk to beach. 23 Midton Road, Ayr, Ayrshire KA7 2SF Per week ÂŁ250-ÂŁ750 T: 01292 264383 M: 0796 846 1150 Cottage (7) F: 01292 270245 Bedrooms (1-3) robin.hardie@virgin.net Sleeps (2-6) www.woodcroftcottages.co.uk

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Self Catering, Individual Holiday Homes

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AYR Detached bungalow in fantastic location with many places of interest nearby. Lindsay Cook, Bright & Beautiful, Per night ÂŁ53-ÂŁ140 25 Dalton Park, Doonfoot, Ayr KA7 4GZ Bungalow (1) T: 01555 820013 Bedrooms (3) M: 0795 142 5005 Sleeps (6) info@lindsaycook.co.uk

These delightful cottages are situated three miles from Ayr, high above the surrounding countryside with stunning views. An ideal location for exploring the delights of South West Scotland. 87386

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All-action park with great facilities and breathtaking sea views. ÂŁ305-ÂŁ839 (256) (2-3) (6-8) 15861

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Open: Jan – Dec

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Balnowlart Lodge Traditional country cottage, panoramic scenery all around. A beautiful place. Mrs M Drummond, 81 Main Street, Per week ÂŁ150-ÂŁ450 Ballantrae, Ayrshire KA26 0NA Cottage (1) T: 01465 831343 M: 0776 510 7373 Bedrooms (3) F: 01465 831227 Sleeps (1-6) marti@ardstinchar.freeserve.co.uk

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Dunure Road, Ayr KA7 4LB T: 0871 231 0866 craigtara@haven.com www.haven.com/craigtara

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Open: Jan – Dec

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AYR Gadgirth Estate Holidays Beautiful selection of lodges in walled garden and river meadow providing ultimate luxury retreat. Enjoy open log fires, saunas or relax in one of our spa baths, stroll in our 28 acres of woodland or fish in estate river. Check our website for special offers.

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AYR Heads of Ayr Caravan Park Located five miles south of Ayr on the A719. Family managed for over 40 years. The park caters for families – youth groups need not apply. Quality caravans to hire. Tourers and tents welcome. Facilities include laundry, outdoor play area, shop and bar with seasonal entertainment. Ě&RDVWDOORFDWLRQĚ)DPLO\IULHQGO\ Ě$\U5DFHFRXUVHQHDUE\ Ě*ROIFRXUVHVQHDUE\Ě9LHZVRI$UUDQ

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Conveniently situated holiday cottage close to the coast and countryside. Mrs Shirley Causer, 45 Snowdon Road, Per week ÂŁ300-ÂŁ500 Eccles, Manchester M30 9AS Cottage (1) T: 0161 789 3971 M: 0795 165 621 Bedrooms (2) redburn.shores@gmail.com Sleeps (4) www.redburnshores.co.uk

Located in beautiful countryside this renovated cottage offers a cosy stay. Mr Keith Hannath, 3 Milfort Green, Per week ÂŁ300-ÂŁ525 Banbridge, County Down BT32 4NX Cottage (1) M: 0780 297 5949 Bedrooms (2) info@baileyscottage.co.uk Sleeps (4) www.baileyscottage.co.uk

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Peaceful location. Village 1/2 mile. Ground floor bedroom, two ensuites.

Haus Saron set in secluded surroundings of gardens and mature woodlands. Spacious holiday house sleeps six persons in three bedrooms. The seashore of the Firth of Clyde is only two minutes walk and the town centre of Largs ten. Private car parking. Pets welcome.

ÂŁ350-ÂŁ650 (1) (3) (2-6) 28186

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LARGS Haus Saron

Upperbarr Cottage Mrs V Dunlop, Glengennet Farm, Barr, Girvan, Ayrshire KA26 9TY T: 01465 861220 F: 01465 861220 vsd@glengennet.fsnet.co.uk www.glengennet.co.uk

Open: Jan – Dec

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Per week ÂŁ290-ÂŁ520 House (1) Bedrooms (3)

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COLMONELL Stinchar Cottages

ÂŁ150-ÂŁ425 (3) (1) (1-3) (2-6)

Modern one bedroom flats with panoramic seaviews on Largs promenade. Mrs Julia Gibson, 35 Ryan Road, Per week ÂŁ200-ÂŁ400 Wemyss Bay PA18 6DH Flat (2) T: 01475 521916 M: 0781 691 0126 Bedrooms (1) julia@largsholidays.com Sleeps (1-4) www.largsholidays.com

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Come and relax in quiet country locations. Stunning views. 19 Main Street, Colmonell, By Girvan, Ayrshire KA26 0RY T: 01465 881265 shankland@colmonell.freeserve.co.uk www.stincharcottages.co.uk

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LARGS Largs Holiday Apartments

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LARGS Ocean View

One bedroom self-catering property located in rural village.

Comfortable, well-furnished, two bedroom flat. Available all year round.

12 Carrick Drive, Crosshill, South Ayrshire KA19 7RH T: 01292 443830 M: 0775 219 3133 carrickcott@googlemail.com www.carrickholidaycottage.co.uk

Dr John Lovett 13 Nasmyth Avenue, Bearsden T: 0774 870 0458 johnlovett@johnlovett.plus.com

Per week Flat Bedrooms Sleeps

ÂŁ240-ÂŁ380 (1) (2) (2-4) 93196

ÂŁ225-ÂŁ300 (1) (1) (2-4) 87184

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By DALRY Baidland Mill Beautifully furnished farmhouse in scenic rural location close to the sea. ÂŁ430-ÂŁ850 (1) (3) (6-8)

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DUNURE, by AYR Comfortable, traditional cottage nine miles south of Ayr, convenient for Culzean Castle and Turnberry. Excellent sun lounge with panoramic view of Firth of Clyde. Near to white sands of Croy Beach. Large garden for relaxing. Parking for two cars. Costs include bed linen & electricity.

Three bedroom detached house with outdoor leisure areas with view to the sea and the hills. Walking distance to Largs town centre, but also private parking. Open all year.

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Loch Ayim Holiday Cottage

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Miss. L. F. Smith, 14 Harold Road, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3AH T: 01795 435007 M: 0741 378 0410 baidlandmill@yahoo.co.uk www.baidlandmill.co.uk

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STRAITON, by MAYBOLE Blairquhan Castle Holiday Cottages

Nestled into the hillside in lovely Glen Afton, amid scenic views, relax in tastefully furnished quality accommodation on our family farm only two miles from village. Ideally placed for touring south west and central Scotland. Heating, electricity, linen and towels inclusive. Couples 20% discount all year.

Eight delightful, well-equipped holiday cottages. Walking on the estate and fishing (by arrangement on the River Girvan and estate loch). The village of Straiton, nearby, has a village shop, tearoom and an hotel serving meals, popular with visitors and locals alike. Special offers available throughout the year.

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Open: Jan – Dec

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Ashmark Farm, Glen Afton, New Cumnock, Ayrshire KA18 4PR T: 01290 338830 F: 01290 338830 enquiries@ashmarkfarm.com www.ashmarkfarm.com

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SALTCOATS Sandylands Holiday Park

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Traditional three bedroom cottage in coastal location with stunning seaviews. 9 Montgomerie Terrace, Skelmorlie, Per week ÂŁ495-ÂŁ595 Ayrshire PA17 5DT Cottage (1) T: 01475 529166 F: 01475 529167 Bedrooms (3) linda@mallowdalecottage.co.uk Sleeps (6) www.mallowdalecottage.co.uk

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WEST KILBRIDE The Ploughman’s Rest

Outstanding scenery, lovely walks, golf nearby, relax in home comforts.

Luxuriously converted stable on working farm with panoramic views.

Skelmorlie Mains, Skelmorlie, Ayrshire PA17 5EU T: 01475 520794 info@skelmorliemainscaravanpark.co.uk www.skelmorliemainscaravanpark.co.uk

John F. Parker, Crosbie Mains Farm, West Kilbride, Ayrshire KA23 9PH T: 01294 822281 issyparker@tiscali.co.uk www.ploughmansrest.co.uk

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James Miller Crescent, Auchenharvie Park, Saltcoats, Ayrshire KA21 5JN T: 0843 309 2571 sandylands@park-resorts.com www.park-resorts.com/sandylands

Open: Jan – Dec

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AYR (3 miles) Craig Tara Holiday Park All-action park with great facilities and breathtaking sea views. Touring pitches (39) Per night ÂŁ14-ÂŁ69 Caravans (256) Sleeps (6-8) Per week ÂŁ305-ÂŁ839

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AYR Heads of Ayr Caravan Park Located five miles South of Ayr on the A719. Family managed for over 40 years. The park caters for families – youth groups need not apply. Quality caravans to hire. Tourers and tents welcome. Facilities include modern toilet and shower block, laundry, outdoor play area, shop and bar with seasonal entertainment.

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KILWINNING Viewfield Manor Leisure Park Four star holiday park in a countryside setting with superb facilities. Verdant Leisure Limited, Torranyard, Kilwinning, Ayrshire KA13 7RD T: 01294 850286 F: 01294 850486 holidays@viewfieldmanor.co.uk www.viewfieldmanor.co.uk

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A four star park, only four miles from the sandy beaches in Ayr. Stay in superb caravan accommodation with double glazing and central heating available. Plus excellent touring and camping facilities. There’s lots to keep everyone busy including an indoor pool complex with flume and toddlers’ pool, kids’ clubs, adventure play area, Tam O’Shanter Restaurant plus the Kintyre Family Entertainment Venue for live entertainment. Äš)RXUVWDUSDUNÄš,QUROOLQJFRXQWU\VLGHÄš1HDU$\U Äš1HZDFFRPPRGDWLRQÄš.LGVÄ?FOXEVÄš+HDWHGLQGRRUSRRO Äš7RXULQJDQGFDPSLQJÄš/LYHIDPLO\HQWHUWDLQPHQW

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MAYBOLE Culzean Castle Camping and Caravanning Club Site Camp in the grounds of a fairytale Scottish castle. Culzean Castle, Maybole, Ayrshire KA19 8JX T: 01655 760627 / 0247 647 5426 enquiries@thefriendlyclub.co.uk www.campingandcaravanningclub. co.uk/culzeancastle

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The Walled Garden Caravan & Camping Park Family-run sheltered park ideal for relaxation. Age concessions all year. Per night ÂŁ5-ÂŁ20 Touring pitches (84) Tent pitches (6) Last arrival time: 9.00pm 33787

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A family park located in a stunning position, on wooded slopes above a small coastal village. Enjoy fantastic views over the Firth of Clyde. An award-winning park with superb caravan and lodge accommodation, with double glazing and central heating available. There’s lots to keep everyone busy including an indoor pool with toddlers’ paddling area, kids’ clubs, adventure play area, Livingstone’s Bar & Restaurant plus Showbar Entertainment Lounge with live family entertainment. Äš)RXUVWDUSDUNÄš%UHDWKWDNLQJYLHZVÄš&ORVHWR,VOHVÄš1HDU/DUJV Äš1HZDFFRPPRGDWLRQÄš.LGVÄ?FOXEVÄš+HDWHGLQGRRUSRRO

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BLACKWATERFOOT Best Western Kinloch Hotel With 37 ensuite bedrooms and seven self catering suites, we offer a holiday for every EXGJHWRQDQLVODQGIRUDOOVHDVRQV&RPHUDLQ or shine there is much to do and see. That island getaway is closer than you think...

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Auchrannie Resort

The Johnston family and their team welcome you to the multi award-winning Auchrannie Resort on the stunning Isle of Arran. Auchrannie is one of Scotland’s leading resort destinations and has the recipe to provide whatever you are looking for in a break, relaxed, romantic, party or play. Two luxury hotels and self-catering accommodation, three restaurants, two leisure clubs, children’s playbarn, health and beauty treatments and onsite adventure, all served with a generous helping of our individuality, passion and personality, and in such a perfect location.

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By BRODICK Kilmichael Country House Hotel Peaceful, elegant, historic, friendly and renowned for attention to detail. Consistently the highest graded hotel on the island: VisitScotland Gold Award, AA ‘Inspectors’ Choice’, Scottish Country House Hotel of the Year 1997/2009 and two rosettes for food. A very special place for special occasions!

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Located a stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throw from the ferry terminal, The Douglas Hotel is the focal point for the village and a perfect base for the discerning traveller. Offering a personalised level of service in luxury and comfort, the knowledgeable Douglas Hotel staff will ensure access to the huge variety of activities available on Arran, whether they be sporting, cultural or historical. As well as being voted â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Best New Hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prestigious Scottish Hotel Awards, we also received a Gold Award for Room Design and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gold Laurel for Outstanding Achievement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Restoration of Hotelâ&#x20AC;?. Ä&#x161;1HZKRWHODZDUGÄ&#x161;6SHFWDFXODUYLHZVÄ&#x161;)RXUVWDUUDWLQJ Ä&#x161;3HUVRQDOLVHGVHUYLFHOHYHOÄ&#x161;/X[XU\ERXWLTXHKRWHOÄ&#x161;)UHH:L)L Ä&#x161;%LVWURDQGEDUÄ&#x161;$GMDFHQWWRIHUU\

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LAMLASH Glenisle Hotel

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BRODICK Ormidale Hotel A lively inn, with seven bedrooms, famous for home-cooked bar meals, Real Ale (CAMRArecommended), malt whiskies, quiz nights and weekend entertainment. Twenty minutes walk to Brodick Pier, five minutes walk to golf course. Victorian house set in large wooded gardens, central to Brodick. Ä&#x161;/LYHO\SXEDWPRVSKHUHÄ&#x161;&HQWUDOORFDWLRQ Ä&#x161;5HDODOH &$05$ Ä&#x161;/DUJHJDUGHQV Ä&#x161;+LVWRULFDO9LFWRULDQKRXVH

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Carrick Lodge is a beautiful, sandstone building occupying an elevated position only 450 yards from Brodick Pier. Sitting in its own attractive, mature gardens, Carrick Lodge enjoys enviable views across the bay to Brodick Castle and Goat Fell from its spacious lounge and dining room. At Carrick Lodge we provide a warm welcome and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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BRODICK The Invercloy Friendly guest house, overlooking Brodick bay, near to all amenities. Dbl/Twn (9) ÂŁ68.50-ÂŁ98.50 prpn Fam (1) ÂŁ80-ÂŁ90 prpn Ensuite (10) 66819

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WHITING BAY Viewbank Guest House & Restaurant Traditional homely farmhouse B&B with great hospitality and stunning views. Golf Course Road, Whiting Bay, Sgl (1) ÂŁ28-ÂŁ35 pppn Isle of Arran KA27 8QT Dbl (5) ÂŁ28-ÂŁ39.50 pppn T: 01770 700326 F: 01770 700326 Twn (3) ÂŁ28-ÂŁ39.50 pppn M: 0777 178 3698 Ensuite (5) viewbankhouse@btconnect.com Shared facs (2)

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Spacious and comfortable fully equipped traditional farmhouse, with open coal fire and fully central heated. Set off the main road with magnificent views of the Firth of Clyde. Enclosed garden with private parking and only five minutes walk to lovely small sandy beach.

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KILDONAN Mrs M Stewart Three and four star cottages situated on a working farm at the south end of the island in quiet and relaxing country area. One cottage has an open fire and downstairs bedroom. Bennan Head is ten minutes walk away giving beautfiul views to Ayrshire coast.

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Mrs Louise Simmons, Fern Cottage, Shannochie, Isle of Arran KA27 8SJ T: 01770 820236 louise.simmons3@btinternet.com www.grianan-arran.co.uk

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Detached listed building (early arts and crafts design), former church, with original and unusual features. Carpark (max six cars). Two double ensuite bedrooms (one with private lounge), two twin bedrooms, bathroom with rolltop and dragonclaw bath, galley kitchen (gas-hob), magnificent, truly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; factor, open-beamed lounge/dining room with large balcony-patio. Optional sauna room with ensuite shower-room. Three minute walk to long, sandy beaches and start of cross-island forestry path to Lamlash. Kildonan has a shop, bar and restaurant. Larger villages nearby. Ä&#x161;'HWDFKHGTXLHWORFDWLRQÄ&#x161;(OHYDWHGSDQRUDPLFVHDYLHZÄ&#x161;/DUJHHQFORVHG JDUGHQÄ&#x161;%HDFKPLQXWHVZDONÄ&#x161;2SWLRQDOVDXQDVXLWHÄ&#x161;)RUHVWU\ZDONVORFDWLRQ Ä&#x161;2SHQEHDPVFHLOLQJÄ&#x161;%HGURRPVLWWLQJURRPHQVXLWH The annual Viking Festival, Largs

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Idyllic shore front detached cottage south facing with patio windows. Beautiful setting large garden leading down to the sea. Magnificent views to Pladda, Ailsa Craig and Mull of Kintyre. Excellent peaceful walks along shore. Wildlife includes seals, otters, the occasional dolphin and numerous sea birds.

Mid-terrace cottage five minutes walk to beach and Lamlash. Woodburning stove. 3 Murray Place, Lamlash, Per week ÂŁ290-ÂŁ450 Isle of Arran KA27 8NH Cottage (1) T: 0131 669 2106 0757 286 3601 Bedrooms (2) amontagu@hotmail.com Sleeps (3 + 1) www.arrancottagebreaks.co.uk

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Kinneil apartments have breathtaking views over Lamlash Bay to Holy Isle. Kinneil, Lamlash, Isle of Arran KA27 8JT Per week ÂŁ350-ÂŁ625 T: 01770 600307 Flat (3) kinneil@btinternet.com Bedrooms (1-3) www.kinneil.co.uk Sleeps (2-5)

Enjoy the magic of this special isle from the comfort afforded in three little â&#x20AC;&#x153;gemsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Barnstable, Eryb, or Kilbride Cottage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all nestling in the tranquil south, the perfect base! Conquer the hills, observe the wildlife, tackle the golf courses or just marvel at the sunsets. Open: Jan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec

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SHISKINE Mrs Carole Stewart Luxury four bedroom detached villa with central heating. Sleeps eight, two double bedrooms (one ensuite) two twin bedrooms, large kitchen/diningroom, lounge (SkyTV, DVD) sunporch. Fully fitted kitchen/utility room. Garden with patio, gas BBQ. Lovely views. All towels and linen provided. Sorry no pets.

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MACHRIE Balnagore Well-appointed, stunning views of sea and hills. Dogs welcome. Per week Farmhouse Bedrooms Sleeps

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MACHRIE Cairnfield Well-appointed, stunning views of sea and hills. Dogs welcome. Per week Farmhouse Bedrooms Sleeps

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MACHRIE Rowanbank Well-appointed, stunning views of sea and hills. Dogs welcome. Per week Cottage Bedrooms Sleeps

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MACHRIE Mrs J Smith Four modern self catering apartments in scenic location. Per week Apartments Bedrooms Sleeps

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The Hayshed, Ploughmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bothy and Blacksmithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bothy, three attractive cottages, in a secluded coastal location on Arranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s southwest corner. Stunning views, track down to rocky shore, sunsets over Kintyre, golf at Blackwaterfoot. A great place to relax, and come home to!

Stunning, detached cottage located on the seafront in Whiting Bay. Trafalgar Restaurant, Shore Road, Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran KA27 8PZ T: 01770 700396 gege@trafalgararran.fsnet.co.uk www.arranholidayhomes.com

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WHITEFARLAND Willow Cottage A delightful, detached, spacious, tranquil seaside cottage with a private garden in a scenic west coast setting one mile south of Pirnmill with uninterrupted views across Kilbrannan Sound to Kintyre. All on one level. Well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Sorry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no pets.

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WHITING BAY Sandbraes Lodge Peaceful, cosy, well equipped cottage with enclosed garden. Small downstairs double bedroom with shower room/toilet. Upstairs twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom/shower. Comfortably furnished. Electric central heating. Ample off road parking. Ideal for walking, cycling or relaxing. Ä&#x161;1HDUEHDFKÄ&#x161;9LOODJHKDOIPLOH Ä&#x161;%XVVWRSDGMDFHQWÄ&#x161;$WWUDFWLYHORFDOZDONV Ä&#x161;*ROIFRXUVHVQHDUE\ 0V$QLWD+REEV6DQGEUDHV9LOOD:KLWLQJ%D\ Isle of Arran KA27 8RE T: 01770 700235 M: 0784 081 9546 info@sandbraes.com www.sandbraes.com

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Hostels/Activity Accommodation Lochranza Youth Hostel Our award-winning lochside Youth Hostel is situated in the North of Arran. Accommodation includes family rooms, ensuite and disabled facilities. An ideal choice for groups, individuals and families. Visit the whisky distillery, enjoy hill walking, mountain biking, pony trekking, golf and water sports.

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Seals basking at Kildonan, Isle of Arran.

Standing Stones on Machrie Moor, Isle of Arran.

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429 464

Dalmellington

Enoch Hill

Kirkland Hill

Nith

Kilmein Hill

A713

Kirkmichael

B741

593

B730

Patna

E

Cairn Table

Skares

Sinclairston

Dalrymple Hollybush

To M74

Cumnock

Coalhall Drongan

D

B743

Sorn

A70

Muirkirk

Failford Catrine Ay r Crosshill Cronberry Auchinleck Lugar Ochiltree Logan A70

B730

B744

Alloway 287

Glenbuck

Mauchline

Tarbolton

Coylton

B7045

Turnberry

522

A76

Mossblown Stair Annbank

A79

Minishant

F

e

Nutberry Hill

B7037

B743

Culzean Bay

Maidens

Galston

B744

Craigie Symington A719

Auchincruive

Seafield

A719

B743

on Aft en Gl

rn La

ins 9m r4 1h

Hurlford A77

Prestwick

D

Drumclog

n oo

F

Ayr

9

B7086

Darvel Newmilns A71

Irvin e

Monkton

A71

Strathaven

Crosshands

Ayr Heads of Ayr

8

M74

A719

A759

Bay

Dippen

7

A723

Corse Hill

Kilmarnock

Prestwick

Whiting Bay

dale

East Kilbride

B764

C

6

Hamilton

Moscow

Loans Lady Isle

A725

376

Troon

l

Holy Cordon Island

Bhreac

503

Torbeg

A77

A721

5

6

Kilmaurs

Dundonald

Barassie

y

Clauchlands Point

B880 512 Beinn

A726

Fenwick Waterside

Crosshouse

B a y Gailes

C

Tormore

A724

A77

5

Stewarton

B769

6

A775

A726

Dreghorn A71 Irvine Gatehead

d

Brodick North Corriegills South Corriegills

Glencloy

Machrie

Cathcart

M77

k nic An

Montgreenan Torranyard

A8

4/1

M74

Newton Mearns

B769

B778 A736

8/2

3A

3

Dunlop

Irvine

e

s

a

2A

2

4

A735

Stevenston

Saltcoats

Glasgow

Lugton

Burnhouse

B780

f

G le n I

Dougarie

ins 55m

A736

B706

Kilwinning

10 9

1A

3

Uplawmoor

B707

Ardrossan

Beinn Nuis

sa

Mullach Buidhe

Gl e n R o

D

Sa

Whitefarland

Beinn 575 Cir Mhor Bhreac

x nn o

11

M77

A737

Dalry Blair B780 Dalgarven B778

o

tac Ca o l

859

M73

1 12 15 14 13

16

M74

1

Barrhead

Beith B777

B781

Seamill

Sannox

Beinn Caisteal Bhreac Abhail

Paisley

B776

West Kilbride

n

Pirnmill

Crosbie Mains

17 18 19 25 24 23 22 21 20 1

B775

Kilbirnie Glengarnock

387

Hunterston

26

28 27

Johnstone

Lochwinnoch A760

Kaim Hill

B802 A73

2

Fairlie

3

tri es se ( R te r in W

0m

B786

Glasgow 29

A761

522

Largs Irish Law

Millport

B

3

M80

483

Sound of Bute

Claonaig

M80

2

M8

Regional Park

A844

Kirkintilloch 3

B789

Hill of Stake

Burnt Hill

4

A803

A80

Clydebank

30

Muirshiel

Rothesay

s

B8048

A803 1

B788

ls

B822

Torrance

North Burnt Hill

A844

Ki

Hill

yth

Kilsyth

31

Wemyss Bay Upper Clyde ins Skelmorlie m 0 3 Skelmorlie 429

Bute

F e l l s

A891

A8

Loch Thom

Inverkip

(Summer Only)

ct ins r v ed ic e)

A81

A82

A8003

B818

B822

C a m p s i e

A809

Balloch

c

h

A875

Helensburgh

B836

Dunoon

3 0 mins

A

B818

Alexandria

Portavadie

6

B822

A82

B8000

B

C

5

Regional Park

A814

B833

A815

C o w

y F

4

Park

A83

Tarbert

A81

Loch Lomond

3

Forest

l

A886

n

A

2

e

1

To Dum & M74fries

F

Blackcraig Hill 700

569

Straiton

A77

Girvan

f ir ter o G Wa

v

Eriff

Dailly Garleffin Fell

G a l l o w a y

Grey Hill

nc Sti

r ha

Polmaddie Hill 565

Pinmore

Lendalfoot

545 768

Colmonell

15km

B734

Mullwharchar

786

Pinwherry

692

Merrick

5

843

10miles

A713 Corserine

A702 B7000

814

ells of K

0

B729

695

P a r k nns

10

B729

Meaul

Shalloch on Minnoch

F o r e s t

Rhi

5

G

Shalloch

Kirriereoch

0

797

Loch Doon

B734

Barr 297

Sc au rW a

Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

429

Old Dailly Penkill

G

an

B741

Ailsa Craig

Barrhill Ballantrae A714

H

Lamachan Hill

Beneraird

716

H

A712

Clatteringshaws Loch

A712

New Galloway

To D & Mumfrie 74 s

Legend

A

n

G

le

M77

Motorway

VisitScotland Information Centre

A77

Main road

Partnership Information Point

B780

Secondary road

Woodland

(All year / seasonal)

A713 To

2h rs

st

lf a

Be

lfa

st

Railway

A718

J 1

Forest / regional park boundary Cairnsmore of Fleet

B738

Stranraer

710

Ferry route

Loch Ryan

Newton Stewart International airport 456

2

3

A75

4

A75

Creetown

County boundary Galloway Tourist Route to Ayr

A762

ies mfr Du M74 &

Be

Minor road

Cairnryan

Cree

2h

rs

-

15 m ins

ins r 45m r-1h Milleur Point e 1h Larn s in m 50 rs 2h

439

pp

A77

B7027

Loch Ken

Summit with height in metres

Laurieston

5

Š Nicolson Maps 2012

6

J

Castle Douglas A75

To find out more about Ayrshire & The Isle of Arran go to www.ayrshire-arran.com

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Only 55 mins there.

Over 800 years back.

From

*

0 9 . 2 7 £Car and twros

The Isle of Arran is as rich in heritage as it is in beauty. From the historic Brodick Castle to the ancient Machrie Moor Stone Circles, there’s plenty to explore. What’s more, with Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries, you’ll find our other 23 destinations every bit as fascinating.

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