Located in South Ayrshire is the popular holiday resort of Girvan, which was originally established in the late 17th century. This is a seaside resort that is a perfect spot for those who want to relax and enjoy a break away from the stresses of everyday life. The resort is located about 50 miles away from Glasgow which makes it very convenient to reach for people who have flown into the airport there.
Just offshore is the island Ailsa Craig, which can be reached by just a short boat ride. This can be a great way to spend an afternoon. There are also a great many other attractions nearby Girvan, including the opportunity to visit Loch Ryan and Finnarts Bay.
Another great way to spend some time his by just going for a walk. There are some great cultural sites to be seen but what is most striking is the spectacular scenery surrounding this part of Scotland.
One of the best places to stay in the area is the Cosses Guest House. This is a delightful little bed-and-breakfast which is located on 12 acres of beautiful woodland. The building dates back nearly 400 years and is located very close to the ocean. This means that you can reach the ocean by just a short walk and be able to enjoy some of the most spectacular sea views seen anywhere in Scotland.
Another great place to stay in the resort town is Balkissock Lodge. This is a location particularly popular with fishermen, walkers and golfers, because of its central location. It is very popular with tourists to the area as well and you will find a friendly welcome here. One of the best attractions that is located so close to this accommodation is the McKechnie Institute, a museum dating back to the 19th century.