Golf Ayrshire Trips & Excursions
If you and your party decide to take a day off golfing during
your golf holiday in Ayrshire why not consider one of the wide
selection of day trips available through Golf Ayrshire. Ayrshire
is ideally located to explore the many attractions that the West
of Scotland and Ayrshire has to offer. You may decide to visit
the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow
and view the Burrell
Collection, appreciate the city's Rennie
McIntosh architecture, take a trip round the football grounds
of the famous Glasgow
Rangers or Glasgow
Celtic, or maybe prefer a leisurely day visiting the Bonny
Bonny Banks of Loch
Lomond. All this is within a very short journey of your hotel
We can also offer a very interesting whisky tasting excursion
where you can taste and enjoy the various whiskies that are on
offer. This excursion is definitely a whisky connoisseurs delight.
can also organise a day trip to Edinburgh,
the scenic and beautiful capital of Scotland. Edinburgh is steeped
in history and culture and is one of the most famous and visited
cities in the world. A trip round Edinburgh
Castle or a tour round the many museums is highly recommended.
Even just a walk along Princes Street or George Street will help
you appreciate the beauty of this majestic city. Again all these
sights in Edinburgh are only over an hour's journey from your
Spouses & Partners
We realise that some parties will be bringing their spouses or
partners with them and whilst you are playing golf we will organise
any trips or excursions that may appeal to your wife/ husband
or partner. Just tell us how they would prefer to spend the day
and we will plan organise and arrange it.
Things to do and see
Usually held the first weekend in August in Rozelle Estate Ayr. Rozelle Estate boasts beautiful gardens and
displays from the very best of British Horticulture.
28 meetings through the year Ayr Races guarantees a great afternoon racing. It also proudly hosts the Scottish Grand National and the very prestigious William Hill Gold Cup festival which is run in the middle of September.
Step aboard Waverley for a Great Day Out! Magnificently restored
with towering funnels, timber decks and gleaming varnish and brass
– see & hear the mighty engines turn the ships famous
Sailing June 25 until August 30 from Ayr, Largs & Girvan
- Steam round Ailsa Craig - Explore Islands - Arran; Cumbrae &
Bute: or relax on deck as you cruise amidst dramatic loch scenery.
Situated about 3 miles from Troon, Dundonald Castle was built
for Robert 11 who was the grandson of Robert the Bruce. Visitors
can enjoy the visitor centre at the bottom of the hill from the
castle, where they can enjoy a cafe and souvenir shop and learn
more about the castle's history.
AYRSHIRE COASTAL PATH
has some stunning coastal walks which can be enjoyed all year
round. The coastal path has been divided into two sections North
and South and runs between Skelmorlie in the North and Glenapp
in the south. More information can be obtained from the book--Ayrshire
Coastal Path, the official guide book.
Situated in Kilmarnock, Dean Castle and country park is considered one of Ayrshire's greatest free family attractions. Built in the 14th century it was once home to the powerful Boyd family and has connections with William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Take a free guided tour or explore the surrounding 200 acre country park.
SCOTTISH MARITIME MUSEUM
The Scottish Maritime Museum based in Irvine gives a fascinating insight into the Scottish seafaring heritage. Based at the harbour in Irvine it features an impressive range of exhibits and collections from maritime history from the 18th century onwards.
ROBERT BURNS MONUMENT CENTRE
Based in the Kay Park, Kilmarnock visitors and locals alike can access a wealth of information from this new £5M centre. It provides information on births, deaths and marriages going back to 1855. It is the a "one stop" centre to team up genealogy, registration, archives and library all under one roof.
CULZEAN CASTLE AND COUNTRY PARK
No visit to Ayrshire is complete without visiting the very famous Culzean Castle. Situated near Turnberry, this 18th century castle has superb views over the Firth of Clyde and has over 600 acres of woodlands and gardens. The building features an oval staircase as well as an impressive collection of paintings and furniture. General Eisenhower spent time here during the war and the Eisenhower apartment on the top floor is available for anyone to enjoy a short stay.
The river Ayr way is now one of Scotland's major walks and follows
the River Ayr for 66km from it's source at Glenbuck (birthplace
of the famous football manager Bill Shankly) to the seafront at
Ayr. The scenery along the walk can be breathtaking and it is
not necessary to walk it all at once as it can be divided into
ISLE OF ARRAN
The Isle of Arran, Scotland is one of the most southerly Scottish island and sits in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre. Arran is 19 miles long by 10 miles wide but has a remarkable diversity of landscapes and seascapes. You can enjoy a day trip to the beautiful island of Arran which is highly visible from the Ayrshire coast. The ferry sails from Ardrossan Harbour at regular intervals throughout the day and the journey time takes about 55 minutes. Arran is considered to be the most beautiful island in Scotland.
To book your ferry log on to www.calmac.co.uk
Home of the “bard” and one of Ayrshire’s most famous tourist attractions. Situated in Alloway just outside of Ayr visitors can get a tour round the cottage and experience what living conditions were like for Rabbie Burns all those years ago. After visiting the cottage why not take a walk along the banks of the bonnie river Doon.