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  The lighthouse at Turnberry, Ayrshire
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Situated in the south-west of Scotland, Ayrshire has a long coastline with the Isle of Arran just a one hour sail away. The county has many seaside resorts including, Ayr, Troon and Largs which are backed by beautiful countryside to the east and the area is rich in history with castles such as Culzean Castle at Maybole (South Ayrshire) which dates back to 1777.

Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, was born in Alloway which is just 2 miles south of Ayr -- his house is preserved as a museum. He was born on January 25th, 1759 a date celebrated by Scots all over the world as Burns Night.

Ayrshire is also famous for its golf courses which include the Open Championship courses of Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick, where the first Open Championship was played in 1860.

Here are some websites that you may find useful :-

www.ayrshire-arran.com (tourist information)
www.calmac.co.uk/timetables (for ferry information)
www.gpia.co.uk (Glasgow/Prestwick airport)

Directions: Ayrshire can be approached easily from Glasgow or any westward exits off the M74.
The main airport is Prestwick which is just north of Ayr and ferry crossing to the Isle of Arran leave from Ardrossan at the northern end of the Ayrshire coast.

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  • Written Jan 15, 2006
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