March in Ayrshire and Arran

Ailsa Craig from Dunure

Nestled into Scotland’s lower West coast, Ayrshire and Arran has stunning scenery, some of Scotland’s finest golf courses and fascinating historical sites.  Whether you want to explore Ayrshire’s stretch of picturesque coastline, discover the delights of Arran or visit the birthplace of Robert Burns, you’ll find a variety of activities and events to fill your days.  Here are just a few ideas of what you can see and do in Ayrshire and Arran this March.


A Peck O’ Maut: Burns Beer Festival, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr, 2nd – 3rd March, £5
The first Burns Beer Festival will feature ales from local ale breweries, with games and songs to keep you entertained.

A Peck O’Maut Ceilidh, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr, 3rd March, £10
Time to get your dancing shoes on!  Enjoy jigs and reels played by some of Scotland’s finest young musicians.  

Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2012, Culzean Castle & Country Park, Ayrshire, until 18th March, adult £15
It’s snowdrop season – admire the gorgeous displays of snowdrops (and the view!) from Culzean Castle.

Arran Bike Club Night Ride, every Thursday, 7pm
Why not take part in the Arran Bike Club’s evening (off road) bike ride?  Visitors can hire a bike from the Arran Adventure Company.


Golf on Arran

You could delve into Ayrshire’s history at a number of historical attractions, enjoy walks along the unspoiled coastline or take a boat trip to Ailsa Craig, an island bird sanctuary, from the Ayrshire town of Girvan.

If you’re a keen golfer, you’ll find courses a-plenty in Ayrshire and Arran.  Ayrshire is often referred to as the ‘Scottish Golf Coast‘ and is home to four Open Championship qualifying courses, as well as forty other varied courses.

The Isle of Arran has seven golf courses, including links, heathland and parkland courses.  There’s a wide range of other outdoor activities to do on Arran, including sea kayaking, cycling, rock climbing as well as a range of beautiful scenic walks on the Arran Coastal Way.

However you want to spend your holiday in Ayrshire and Arran, you can really get to know the area by staying in Arran self-catering and holiday cottages in Ayrshire.

Have you been on a self-catering holiday in Ayrshire and Arran?  Do you have recommendations on things to do and see?  Leave your comments or questions below.


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