Located not far from Glasgow and the Clyde Valley and just south of Argyll, holiday cottages Arran and Ayrshire give you the opportunity to see all that this picturesque region: offers beaches, outdoor activities and walks, culture, and thousands of years of history. Beginning with Neolithic stone circles on Arran and Ballachmyle prehistoric rock carvings near Mauchline in Ayrshire, there are also many castles worth seeing – Brodick on Arran, Culzean, Portencross, Dean Castle and Rowallan Castle, as well as Crossraguel Abbey. A holiday cottage in Arran is the perfect base from which to go out and see all these magnificent landmarks!
Ayrshire and Arran both have extensive networks of trails and paths, so don’t forget your walking boots! It’s certainly worth it, the views from the hills and peaks are breathtaking. You can also go horseriding, sailing, abseiling, mountain biking, gorge scrambling and more.
Birthplace of Robert Burns
Ayr holiday cottages are perfect for poetry lovers - it is the birthplace of Robert Burns, and you can learn all about Scotland’s national poet during your stay. Visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and the Burns Monument and Gardens in Alloway, just south of Ayr, and the Bachelor’s Club in Tarbolton – an old ale house where Burns and his contemporaries used to debate. Why not book a holiday cottage in Ayrshire over Burns Night on January 25th?