Things to Do in Ayrshire & Arran
Eco adventures on Loch Long & Loch Lomond
Accompanied by specialist sea safari guides, this is your opportunity to try sea kayaking on the iconic Scottish fjord, Loch Long, or a leisurely day's open (Canadian) canoe safari on Loch Lomond. Suitable for adults and older children, all necessary protective clothing and equipment is provided.
Visit the Blackhouse village and sheltered shore at Gearranan, Isle of Lewis. The village was occupied till the 1970s. It is restored and has a museum and cafe. A wonderful sun trap and great walks along the coast in both directions. Experience life as it was for islanders in Lewis - a hidden gem.
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
SOSWF takes place at the early May Bank holiday. As well as a range of events for whisky lovers, you can go on a bus trip arranged by Steve Oliver of Bluefolds for Dufftown 2000 which includes unusual distilleries and lunch. Or enjoy whisky tastings and nosings on board the Keith - Dufftown train.
Some of the many places to visit while in Ayrshire include:
- Robert Burns’ birthplace, Burns National Heritage Park
- Open golf courses – Royal Troon, Turnberry, and Prestwick
- Scottish Maritime Museum
- Turnberry Castle, birthplace of Robert the Bruce
- Ellerslie, birthplace of William Wallace
- Culzean Castle and Country Park
While in Arran, you can visit:
- Prehistoric standing stones on Machric Moor
- Brodick Castle
- Arran Aromatics
- Kings Cave
- Coastal Way scenic walks
- Festivals such as Arran Wildlife Festival
- Brodick Highland Games
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