Largs is situated on the west coast of Scotland, only one hour from Glasgow and about 45 minutes from the airports at Prestwick and Glasgow.
Largs’ location between the high hills of Clyde Muirshiel Regional park and the sea give it a unique ambience . The view across to the Islands of Cumbrae, Arran and Bute are spectacular, as are the views across to Argyll and beyond.
These views are best appreciated from the promenade, which stretches two miles from one end of the town to the other.
The promenade offers a superb walk, all on the flat, from the north of the town at the pretty Aubery Crescent, along the front and out to the Pencil Monument; which commemorates the Battle of Largs against the Vikings in 1263, then on to the Yacht Haven, which also houses the Scottish Sailing Institute.
The Sailing Institute hosts several world class events each year which attract hundreds of sailors and visitors to the town.
The town itself has plenty of accommodation, from luxury hotels to bed and breakfasts and self catering. These are all available in later pages of this site.
Largs also has many restaurants and eating places and bars ranging from the traditional to the chic and modern.
For shops there are many small independent retailers offering unusual and attractive goods.
Attractions in the town, apart from the views, include the award winning Vikingar centre which traces the history of Vikings in the area, Kelburn Country Estate and Castle with acres of beautiful grounds and glen walks, St Columba’s Heritage Centre giving a background to the town and its famous sons and daughters, Largs Museum which is open through the summer and the adjoining Skelmorlie Aisle, which is a small architectural gem.
For children there is an excellent play park on the promenade, small children’s rides and amusements, swimming pool, ten pin bowling and much more.
Complete your trip with a visit to the Isle of Cumbrae, Ferries leave the slip, right at the end of the main street every fifteen minutes in the summer season, travelling across the one mile stretch of water to the island, which is well worth a visit, for its scenery, traditional Victorian town and splendid walks and cycling
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