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day trips in ayrshire day trips in ayrshire & galloway

Enjoy a days out in Ayrshire and sourrounding areas by rail and minibus on the scenic Galloway Line linking Stranraer and Ayr.

Travel up one of the steepest railway lines in Britain, see Ailsa Craig and Arran and the three Kingdoms of Ireland, Man and Scotland. Sample whisky at Bladnoch, see the ancestral homelands of Robert the Bruce, visit Castles and Abbeys and Scotland's Lands End – the Mull of Galloway. All this with a ScotRail and SAYLSA rail and minibus tour.

Tel: 01465 714665 Click here for more details

Boat Trips

days trips in ayrshire Cumbrae Voyages
Largs Yacht Haven, Irvine Road, Largs.North Ayrshire. KA30 8EZ
Tel 0845 257 0404

Kintyre Express
 11 Highet Gardens . Irvine .North Ayrshire. KA12 8RQ
Tel 01294 270160

Waverley Excursions Ltd

Waverley Terminal, 36 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow G3 8HA.
WAVERLEY is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world.

Magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks, gleaming varnish and brass. See and hear the mighty engines - they will provide a whiff of nostalgia for some but are sure to impress all!

Tel 0845 1304647


Tel 0800 056 7779

Walk About Ayr Auld Town

TOUR 1: Take a walk about Alloway, Rabbie’s birthplace, with the Bard himself, visiting its many attractions including the Brig o’ Doon and the Auld Kirk from his famous tale of Tam o’ Shanter.

TOUR 2: Spend a day with Rabbie driving through the Ayrshire Countryside, visiting many of the places immortalised in the Bard’s poems. Starting off at his birthplace, Rabbie will show you where he and his cronies lived and worked, stopping for lunch at the famous “Howff” where “The Jolly Beggars” was inspired.

Tel: 07867 510 165

From cliff top castles and sweeping seascapes to urban skylines, industrial heritage and an abundance of nature, there is so much to explore in Ayrshire – be that under your own steam, a specialist provider or via the excellent public transport network.

Scenic train journeys and leisurely coach trips are great ways to sit back and enjoy the spectacular Ayrshire scenery, whilst ferry sailings to Arran, Cumbrae and Bute are a pleasure in themselves. Watch out for the Waverley paddle steamer, or charter a boat or executive coach for your own exclusive use.

For a really different view, take to the skies in a helicopter – or if you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, try a guided town centre or country park tour.