Largs Town

Largs is Ayrshire's most northern seaside town, less than one hours travel to the west of Glasgow.  Largs has everything you would expect of a traditional Scottish seaside resort including a Victorian promenade and numerous ice cream parlours.  The town is famed for a battle in 1263 when the Vikings, attempting to land from a fleet of longboats, were repulsed by the army of Alexander III. This Viking heritage is celebrated at Vikingar! - a multi-media Viking-themed attraction. If this isn't enough, there are golf courses, putting greens, lawn bowls, ten-pin bowls, childrens play parks, fishing, a swimming pool, scenic walks, museums and places of historical and natural interest.  Largs boasts an abundance of quality restuarants and boutique shops for those seeking retail therapy.

The horseshoe shape of Largs Bay, and Great Cumbrae, has made the resort a popular sailing base with Largs Yacht Haven located on the southern approach to the town.   It is a good base for exploring the many west coast islands including Great Cumbrae, just a mile offshore. There is a regular ferry service to the islands and the famous Waverley Paddle Steamer makes regular trips from Largs during the summer months.

Attractions nearby include Kelburn Castle and Country Park, Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Lockwinnoch RSPB Nature Reserve and the Greenock Cut Visitor Centre.  More information at

 Largs Sea Front

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