In Ayrshire, the birthplace of Robert Burns, you will find traditional ports, sandy beaches, castles, championship golf courses, lochs and Dunure labyrinth all within easy reach of Glasgow.
Ayrshire and Inverclyde are both popular filming destinations due to their proximity to Glasgow. Ayrshire is on the West of Scotland and is easily accessible from Glasgow, the main coastal towns are only 50 minutes from Glasgow Airport.
Ayrshire’s coastal towns, scattered along the River Clyde, were all traditionally used as Port towns and benefit from some outstanding beaches. These can be found all the way down the coast from Largs to Ayr and beyond including the beautiful Isle of Arran.
There are many castles to be found in Ayrshire such as the 16th Century ruin of Greenan Castle, the imposing Culzean Castle which dates from the 18th Century, Dunduff Castle which overlooks the sea and has a restored stair tower, and the ancient ruins of Dunure Castle.
Inverclyde borders North Ayrshire and follows the Firth of Clyde as it flows South West from Glasgow. It is only 30 minutes from Glasgow and is famous for its traditional port towns and iconic Titan Cranes. Like most, this district has some beautiful beaches, castles, hills and great scenery. From Gourock there is a short ferry ride to Dunoon where you will witness the best views of the Clyde. This area of the Clyde is a sailing hotspot with yachts and yacht clubs scattered throughout.