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Largs

Ayrshire & Arran

Largs is a traditional holiday resort lying opposite the north end of Great Cumbrae island on the River Clyde. Largs has everything you would expect in a traditional Scottish seaside resort, such as a Victorian promenade and ice cream parlours. It is a good base for exploring the many west coast islands including Great Cumbrae, just a mile offshore. There is a regular ferry service to the islands and the famous Waverley Paddle Steamer makes regular trips from Largs during the summer months.

The town is famed for a battle in 1263 when the Vikings, attempting to land from a fleet of longboats, were repulsed by the army of Alexander III. This Viking heritage is celebrated at Vikingar! – a multi-media Viking-themed attraction. If this isn’t enough, there are two golf courses, putting, bowls, play parks, fishing, diving, a swimming pool and many other sport and leisure activities. The horseshoe shape of Largs Bay, and Great Cumbrae, has made the resort a popular sailing base with anchorage for all craft.