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  • 1 Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Country Park GB - Brodick KA27 8HY

    The first thing you see standing out against the imposing background of Goat Fell, as you near the Isle of Arran, is the red sandstone mass of Brodick Castle overlooking the bay. This majestic, welcoming setting houses collections of fine silverware,..

  • 2 Scottish Maritime Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    6 rd. Gottries GB - Irvine KA12 8QE

    Visit the museum's pontoons to see the sturdy old puffer, the Spartan (1942), the elegant six-sail Vagrant, designed by William Fife (1884), the Falcon, an experimental wind-propelled boat devised by the University of Glasgow, and the impressive hull..

  • 3 Machrie Moor Stone Circles

    Archaeological and historical sites

    B880 GB - Blackwaterfoot KA27

    A marshy territory with a background of mountains, this is an impressive landscape with remains from the Bronze Age, the Machrie Moor Stone Circles, that were erected at the same time as Stonehenge. Arran was on the itinerary of main migration of far..

  • 4 Hunterston Nuclear Power Station

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    GB - Largs KA23 9QJ

    Hunterston Nuclear Power Station is in the middle of a vast industrial zone. Opened in 1964 it was one of the first generation Magnox Reactors. A second nuclear power station, an advanced gas-cooled reactor, was built three years later. Together thes..

  • 5 Harbour district

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Gottries Road GB - Irvine KA12 8QE

    To reach the quays, situated near the confluence of two rivers, the Garnock and Irvine, your route will take you past original, picturesque housing complexes which fit in well with the old buildings lining the sea front. The quays lead on to immense ..

  • 6 Linthouse Engine Shop

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rd. Gottries GB - Irvine KA11

    The Linthouse Engine Shop, a huge and splendid example of 19C industrial architecture was dismantled at its site in Glasgow and rebuilt here. A retractable footbridge, the Bridge of Scottish Invention, leads to a futuristic dome, where The Big Idea h..

  • 7 Rosaburn Heritage Museum

    Museums and art

    Rosaburn GB - Brodick KA27 8DP

    Visit the forge, dairy, the cottage with furniture dating from the late 19 and early 20C and an exhibition with showcases relating local social history, geology and archeology. The last section will delight enthusiasts who can visit the island's nume..

  • 8 Old Kirk

    Religious buildings

    st. Main GB - Largs

    The Skelmorlie Aisle, the old part of a larger church, was converted into a mausoleum by Sir Robert Montgomery in 1636. The austere but refined simplicity of the outer walls does nothing to betray the splendours of the interior.

  • 9 Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

    Nature and gardens

    A78 GB - Largs

    The steep mountains towering over Largs are part of the four Scottish regional parks open to the public. This area of 260 sq km, covering woods, valleys and lakes, is home to a wealth of different fauna and offers magnificent views over the Clyde aga..

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