The Local Area
The coastal town of Troon has long been a popular holiday
destination, and it's easy to see why. Troon and the surrounding
area has it all and more.
Beautiful scenery, fascinating history, outdoor activities, some
of the finest golf courses in the world, superior accommodation and
gourmet dining. Ancient castles, stunning country parks and
gardens, bustling market towns and captivating visitor attractions
are all on offer.
If you have a few hours to
spare we would suggest the following:
- Coastal walk from Troon Yacht Haven to Royal Troon Golf Club
via the ballast bank & South Beach promenade.
- Leisurely walk around the many high quality shops in Troon town
- A refreshing swim at Troon swimming pool.
- Enjoy a cocktail on the terrace at Scotts overlooking the
If you have half a day to spare:
- Visit Royal Dundonald Castle (Tel: 0870 840 4030). Known as the
"Castle of Kings" Dundonald Castle has been renovated over the last
few years and the visitor centre tells the intriguing story of the
castle, its inhabitants and its history.
- Dean Castle and the Dick Institute (Tel: 01563 522702). If you
think that one of your relatives might have come from this area
then the Dick Institute is the place to find out. Dean Castle
itself is a remarkable place containing amongst other things an
internationally important collection of early musical
- The Magnum Centre in Irvine (Tel: 01294 278381) is one of
Scotland's biggest leisure centres with the biggest water slides!
In addition to the sporting facilities the Magnum has both a cinema
- Also in Irvine is the Scottish Maritime Museum (Tel:01294
278283) showcasing Scotland's influence on the maritime history of
the world from the eighteenth century to the modern day.
If you have a day to spare:
- Burns National Heritage Park (Tel: 01292 443700). This area of
Ayrshire was where Scotland's national poet was born. Experience
the passion and power of Robert Burns; visit his home and many of
the locations that inspired the bard including the "Tam O'Shanter
- Culzean Castle (Tel: 01655 884455) is one of the National Trust
for Scotland's most visited sites. This stunning castle is situated
in beautiful grounds looking out towards the Island of Arran and
Ailsa Craig. An excellent family day out!
- Take the train to Glasgow and visit the art galleries and
museums, as well as the excellent shops and restaurants.
Troon has six golf courses, including the Open Championship
venue - The Royal Troon Golf Club. There are three municipal
courses at Troon which can be booked on Tel: 01292
- To Glasgow Central Station 25 and 54 minutes past the hour.
Journey time: 45 minutes
- From Glasgow to Troon on the hour and half past. Journey time:
- To Prestwick and Ayr - 10 and 35 minutes past the hour. Journey
time: 5 and 15 minutes
Fast Ferry Service
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
- Only 10 minutes from Troon Yacht Haven with low cost flights to
the South and Europe.
More information on places of interest, activities, and current
events is available at the marina reception.