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Are you planning a motorhome holiday in Ayrshire? UnbeatableHire want to bring you the very best  holiday possible, so we’ve put together a visitor guide to the area. There are all sorts of places to visit in Ayrshire, from Vikingar to golden sandy beaches. If you are interested in the stars you could even book a visit to Scotland’s leading observatory and enjoy the unspoilt view.

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Ayrshire

 

Ayrshire is the perfect destination for lovers of the outdoors, with miles of diverse landscape to explore. Rolling green hills, rocky coastlines and sandy beaches make this a uniquely beautiful area. Ayrshire’s most famous former resident is the almost legendary Robert Burns – nowadays you can find out more about him at the Robert Burns Experience, or visit the Burns Statue Square.

 

Attractions in Ayrshire

Vikingar! (Viking Experience)

This award-winning attraction brings you the stories of real Vikings, and the battles and exploits the encountered. Storytellers take you through 500 years of Viking history, with sights, smells and sounds to bring it all to life. There are other activities within the centre, including swimming and soft play.

Find Vikingar at Greenock Road, Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8QL 

Telephone: 01475 689777

Opening times vary throughout the year, contact Vikingar for more information.

 

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Scottish Maritime Museum

This nationally recognised museum holds a collection of historic ships and related maritime artefacts. Here you can build and test a model boat, or learn how to drive a remote-controlled boat on one of our ponds. There is a collection of floating vessels to visit, and even a shipyard worker’s tenement flat.

Open daily from 10 – 5pm (1st March to 22nd December).

Find the Maritime Museum at The Linthouse, Gottries Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8QE

Telephone: 01294 278283

Email: visitorservices@scotmaritime.org.uk

 

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The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

This observatory is situated within one of the designated Dark Sky areas in the UK: special places that are free of light pollution.  It is located on a hilltop on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park. From here, you can get an unrivalled view of the night sky through one of the world-class telescopes. Booking in advance is necessary.

Find the Observatory near Lock Doon, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Telephone: 01292 551118

Email: info@scottishdarkskyobservatory.co.uk

 

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Places of Interest in Ayrshire

Stumpy Tower

Locally called Auld Stumpy, this tower was built in the early 19th Century. It was originally the town jail, until 1870. Within the tower you can see a wrought iron cannon and police memorabilia. It is believed that the name Auld Stumpy is from the Gaelic term Stiom Paidh, which means ‘the great circle of justice’.

Open daily, admission is free.

Find Auld Stumpy at Dalrymple Street, Girvan, KA26 9AE

Telephone: 01292 61200

 

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Saltcoats Beach

This wonderful sandy beach is a visitor’s paradise, with spectacular views of the Clyde and Arran. The water stays shallow for hundreds of metres from the shore, so it is a great place to visit with children. Dogs are allowed on the beach, and there is a café, shop and toilets nearby.

Find Saltcoats Beach at Ardrossan, KA22 8DU.

 

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Events in Ayrshire

Marymass Festival - 15th - 23rd August 2015

Every year, the Marymass Festival brings fireworks and celebrations to Ayrshire. There is a wide range of local activities to witness, including the spectacular Shire and Clydesdale horse racing on the Town Moor.

Find the Festival at various venues, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA21 8EH

More information at the Marymass Festival website

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Homecoming Scotland: Santa’s Sparkle - Sat 28th November 2015

This event is the highlight of the Isle or Arran Christmas celebrations, with a Santa parade, fireworks and lighting up the Glenisle Christmas tree.

Find Santa’s Sparkle at Glenisle Hotel, Lamlash, Isle of Arran, KA27 8LY

Telephone: 01770 600559

Email: enquiries@glenislehotel.com



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Campsites in Ayrshire

We ave compiled a short list of the top three most popular campsites in Ayrshire...

 

Lochranza Caravan & Camping Site

Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire, KA27 8HL

Telephone: 01770 830273

 

Sundrum Castle Holiday Park (Parkdean)

Coylton, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA6 6HX

Telephone: 0844 335 3548 or 01292 570057

 

Sandylands Holiday Park (Park Resorts)

James Miller Crescent, Auchenharvie Park, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, KA21 5JN

Telephone: 0843 309 2591 or 01294 469411

 

 

 

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