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Attractions

Girvan is a popular seaside resort on the Clyde Coast about half an hour south of Ayr.   Woodland Bay is a great base for touring this area, located on The Coig - Scotland's newest set of 5 driving routes around Ayrshire and the Clyde Islands.  

Woodland Bay has a beautiful beach with stunning views to Ailsa Craig and Arran.  In the summer, boat trips are available to Ailsa Craig, also known as Paddy’s Milestone, an RSPB reserve and home to around 70,000 gannets making the island the 3rd largest gannet colony in the UK.  

Girvan harbour remains the town's focal point and is home to fishing vessels, pleasure craft and lifeboats sent here from all over Scotland for repair.  Adventure Carrick is open all year round and offers a variety of adventure activities to individuals, families and groups including watersports, forest and mountain activities.

A walkers paradise, Woodland Bay is on the Ayrshire Coastal Path providing excellent coastal walks in both directions.  The Byne Hill can be accessed from the hotel grounds affording superb views from the summit.

Other attractions in Girvan include The Quay Zone, a brand new family leisure centre recently opened.  The Quay Zone has a pool, fitness studio, gym, play zone and café.  Girvan Golf Club welcomes visitors and has a delightful links and parkland par 64 course designed by James Braid. The course has stunning views of Ailsa Craig.  For bowlers, Girvan Bowling Club has an active presence in the town and also welcomes visitors.

History and heritage loom large in Ayrshire with a list including the very splendid Culzean Castle, Dundonald Castle and other country parks and castles at Kelburn and Dean Castle Country Park.

Robert Burns was born in nearby Alloway and there are attractions showcasing his life and works at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.  In May every year a festival of the arts, Burns an' a" That celebrates his influence.

Family atttractions include the award winning Heads of Ayr Farm Park and Vikingar or experience a bit of industrial heritage at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine.