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Girvan Harbour South West Coastal scotland

Girvan is a popular seaside resort on the Clyde Coast about half an hour south of Ayr. Girvan also makes a great base for touring as Culzean Castle, Dunure, Turnberry and Ayr are all siting a relatively short distance to the North. Stranraer and the Rhins of Galloway are less than an hour to the south

Girvan has a delightful beach with awesome views to Ailsa Craig and Arran. In the summer, boat trips are available to Ailsa Craig from where the granite for most of the curling stones in the World is sourced. Ailsa Craig, also known as Paddy’s Milestone is an RSPB reserve and is home to around 70,000 gannets making the island the 3rd largest UK gannet colony. Some of the largest slow worms in the UK can also be found on Ailsa Craig

There is an interesting harbour in Girvan and its Main Street has many varied shops.

For the walker, Girvan is on the Ayrshire Coastal Footpath so that excellent coast walks are available in both directions. Nearby  Byne Hill can be climbed relatively easily from the car park at the south of Girvan (207 metres ascent). There are superb views from the summit but Rembrandt that weather conditions can alter very quickly.

Girvan is the northernmost point of the coastal section of the South West Coastal 300 Route #SWC300.






Girvan Traditional Folk Festival 2019
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Ballantrae Festival of Food and Drink 2019
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Logan Fishpond Marine Life Centre
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Logan Botanic Garden
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South West Coastal 300 #SWC300
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Culzean Castle & Country Park
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Food and Drink

The Coo Shed
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Dowhill Farm
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Kirkmichael Community Shop and Cafe
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Corton Plants
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