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Woodland Bay is situated 2 miles south of Girvan on the Ayrshire Coast.  Travelling by car follow the A77 south through Girvan for 2 miles and you will find us situated on the left hand side.  SatNav Postcode is KA26 0HP.

The train station in Girvan has links to Ayr, Stranraer and Glasgow and is only a short taxi ride from the hotel.

Ayrshire is located on the south west coast of Scotland and has always been a popular short break destination.  In recent years with the growth of low cost airlines, fast ferries from Ireland and improved rail and road connections, Ayrshire can be easily reached by much of Europe making it the perfect short break or golf destination.

The Isle of Arran is connected to Ayrshire via the 55 minute crossing on CalMac ferries from Ardrossan to Brodick or from the Mull of Kintyre from Clonaig.

The following information should be of some help in planning your journey to Ayrshire and Arran.

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport

Prestwick Airport is located around 23 miles from Glasgow and is connected to the city by road and rail. With the recent opening of the new M77 Ayrshire is now less than 30 minutes drive from Glasgow city centre. Prestwick Airport is only a few minutes from Troon and Ayr and well connected to the rest of Ayrshire by an excellent road network.


Low cost airline Ryanair fly into Prestwick from a number of European airports. The schedules change regularly

P&O Irish Ferries

During the summer months P&O Irish Ferries run the fast ferry operation from Larne into Troon. The crossing takes less than two hours from Ireland to Scotland from March to September on the reliable P&O Express fast craft. Time on board may be short but you'll enjoy a host of facilities including restaurant, bar, gift shop and children's play area.

Troon is just a 10-minute drive from Ayr and 30 minutes to the city of Glasgow, offering a whole range of destinations within easy reach. P&O Irish Ferries bookings can be made online at

Stena Line

Stena Line have both ferry and fast craft sailings between Belfast City Centre to the new ferry terminal at Port Ryan. The sailing takes about 90 minutes on the HSS fast ferry and the drive to the heart of Ayrshire less than an hour. Bookings can be made online at

Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is situated to the west of the city making Ayrshire easily accessible from the airport. Glasgow Airport has international flights direct from the United States, Canada, Dubai and throughout Europe and the UK with a wide range of carriers. The airport is now connected by motorway all the way to Ayrshire on the M77 in less than thirty minutes.

Edinburgh Airport 

Edinburgh has become the main entry point for Ryanair flights that used to fly into Prestwick yet it is still less than a two hour drive to the centre of Ayrshire from Edinburgh Airport.