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 centre.
- A refreshing swim at Troon swimming pool.
- Enjoy a cocktail on the terrace at Scotts overlooking the marina.
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 instruments.
- 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 and theatre.
- 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 Experience".
- 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 616255.
- 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: 45 minutes
- 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.