Port of Troon

About Troon, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland, UK)

Troon's past is steeped in golf and shipbuilding. Situated on Scotland's west coast, in Strathclyde, it is an ideal base from which to travel to the outlying Hebrides, the Isle of Aran or other islands.

Driving inland you could visit Glasgow. The area offers visitors plenty of things to see and do.

What to do in Troon

Troon is renowned for its superb golf courses and is a must for anyone who loves to play golf. The town boasts eight golf courses including; three municipal courses, the Royal Troon Golf Club which has two courses and the Kilmarnock Club. Whether you are an experienced golfer or a beginner, the town certainly offers something for both levels of golfing.

The town's marina is impressive and features plenty of different types of boats and yachts throughout the year. There is the option to rent a boat for a day or longer. When renting a boat you should not miss the North Sands and South Sands. These are two charming wide beaches backed by a relaxed seaside resort and promenades.

Excellent views of the surrounding area can be seen from Dundonald Castle. When the weather is clear you can enjoy spectacular views of the Isle of Aran, the central Ayrshire plain and the mountainous regions of the Southern Highlands.

Tourist Attractions

One of the town's principal attractions is the historic Dundonald Castle. It was built for Robert II when he took over the Scottish throne in 1371 and was used by the early Stewart kings as a Royal residence. On clear days the castle offers stunning sceneries.

Superb attractions for those who love golf are the eight quality golf courses Troon offers. Advanced golfers and beginners will have a great golf experience as the courses offer something for all levels. Five miles from Troon, in Irving, you can find the Scottish Maritime Museum which offers a children's activity area, ship models and exhibitions. The Bachelor's Club is situated in Tarbolton which is about seven miles from Troon. In this historic building, Scotland's most renowned poet Robert Burns, attended dancing class in 1779. A year later he formed a debating club in this 17th-century thatched house.

Glasgow which is the UK's third most popular city for visitors, is just a 30 minutes drive away by car. Glasgow offers several remarkable attractions which all can be easily explored from Troon.

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