Associated British Ports Troon - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Harbour Rd, Troon KA10 6DH, UK
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About Associated British Ports Troon
The Port of Troon is a well-established and well-supported fishing port, but also has a crucial role in the UK's timber trade. It also has a purpose-built ferry terminal, servicing routes between Scotland and Ireland.
Attractions Near Associated British Ports Troon
Troon beach is a stunning stretch of sand carved into a bay on the west coast of Scotland. The beach is well-maintained and on a clear day, you can see to the Isle of Arran. The beach is easy to access and the lively esplanade offers several popular restaurants and cafes.
Barassie Beach is situated just round the bend in the coast, from Troon Beach, meaning it does not get nearly as busy as Troon beach. It is a long, wide and mostly flat, sandy beach, although its expanse depends largely on the tide. At low tide there is a vast area for visitors explore, but when the tide comes in, water covers most of the beach.
Royal Troon Golf Club is a links golf course in Scotland, located in Troon, South Ayrshire, southwest of Glasgow. The club, which now has a total of 45 holes, was founded in 1878, initially with five holes. It lies adjacent to the Firth of Clyde. George Strath was appointed in 1881 as the club's first golf professional, and together with 1882 Open champion Willie Fernie, designed the original course, expanding it to 18 holes by 1888. The two were assisted by Charlie Hunter, greenskeeper of the n
A large impressive mansion and Category A listed, T-plan building of a late 16th-century date converted to the L-plan during the early-to-mid-17th century; its ruins stand about 1 km W of Dundonald, South Ayrshire, Scotland. Parish of Dundonald. It was held at various times by the Wallace, Cochrane and Montgomerie families.
Dundonald Castle is a splendid example of a medieval tower house, with a fine barrel-vaulted ceiling in the lower hall. Explore the high-vaulted halls and gloomy dungeons of this splendid stronghold, perched on a hill above the village. The main tower was built in the 1370s by King Robert II to mark his succession to the throne. Its heritage is explored in the visitor centre.
Prestwick is a long, mostly sandy beach, with some pebbles, offering excellent views out over the Firth of Clyde across to the mountainous Isle of Arran. Behind the beach is the famous Prestwick Old Course venue of the first Open Championship.There are car parks at either end of the southern beach with toilets near the play area. The area is popular with golfers, and the northern end of the beach is backed by Prestwick Golf Club, whilst the Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club is at the southern end.
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Discover More Attractions in South Ayrshire Council, Where Associated British Ports Troon Is Located
South Ayrshire is one of thirty-two council areas of Scotland, covering the southern part of Ayrshire. It borders onto Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire.