Ayrshire self-catering accommodation

Holiday activities and places to stay when visiting Ayrshire

Renting a self-catering cottage in Ayrshire is a wonderful choice for a holiday in Scotland. Ayrshire is a great place for a holiday and there is so much to do and see in the area. If you are staying in a holiday cottage in Ayrshire then a visit to Ayr race course is a must. Ayrshire is famous for golf and Robert Burns. There are over 40 excellent golf courses in Ayrshire and 3 are Open Championship venues - if you want a golfing holiday in Scotland then Ayrshire is the ideal place to stay and play golf. There are special golf passes with reduced prices available for golf courses in Ayrshire. You can take the ferry to Arran from Ardrossan and explore this magical island for a day trip.

When staying in an Ayrshire holiday home then you have the chance to do so many things - walking, fishing, cycling and sailing are particularly popular in this part of Scotland. The scenery is lovely and you are never far from the coast. Cuzean Castle is a must see for many visitors - this romantic Scottish castle was a favourite of General Eisenhower and the gardens are stunning. There are other castles to visit too - Kelburn Castle, Dean Castle and Glenapp Castle are also fascinating. The National Trust for Scotland's Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway is well worth a visit and you can find out about Scotland's Bard.

Main towns include: Largs, Troon, Turnberry, Cumbrae, Ayr, Kilmarnock and Irvine - coastal properties with sandy beaches, with surfing and of course Links golf courses. The Ayrshire coast from West Kilbride to Girvan is home to some of the worlds the finest and most varied links golf courses - in particulare; Girvan Golf course, Prestwick Golf Club, Royal Troon Golf Club and Turnberry Golf Club. There is fabulous golfers holiday accommodation close to Turnberry and right by the sea!

Self-catering places to stay in Ayrshire

The wild cliffs in the south of Ayrshire are fabulous and the neolithic settlements and Iron Age remains are a fascinating glimpse of the past. You can sail round Ailsa Craig and watch the sea birds, enjoy the story of the Norse invaders at Vikingar in Largs, be thrilled by the rides at Loudoun Castle or fly a kite at Millport. You can rent holiday cottages near Ayr, self-catering accommodation at Ballantrae, holiday homes in Largs, accommodation near Prestwick, vacation rental homes in Millport or holiday cottages to rent in Troon - whatever kind of self-catering cottage in Ayrshire or next door in Dumfries and Galloway you are looking for then you will be assured of a great holiday in this part of South West Scotland.