Troon

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Troon is a small seaside town 31 miles from Glasgow, in the South West region of Scotland. It has good nightlife, excellent restaurants, great selection of shops, a large modern yacht marina [1], and some fantastic golf courses including Royal Troon Golf Club [2] which regularly hosts the Open.

Black Rocks, Troon

Get in[edit]

Troon is a very easy town to visit thanks to its excellent transport links. The P&O [3] ferry terminal connects Troon with Larne in Northern Ireland. Glasgow Prestwick Airport [4] is only minutes away and offers low cost flights to Europe, Ireland and the South of England. Trains [5] run every half hour to and from Glasgow and Ayr, and there is also excellent road links with Glasgow and the South.

Get around[edit]

Local bus (#15) connects the town centre with Muirhead and Barassie. The #14 bus passes through Troon on its way from Ayr to Irvine. Visiting by car you are best to park in one of the many car parks and walk round the town centre.

See[edit]

Troon Harbour and Troon Yacht Haven [6], Royal Troon Golf course.

Do[edit]

North Barassie Beach

Buy[edit]

  • The Herbary, jewellery and fine gifts. Ayr Street, 01292 313489
  • Bailiwick, gifts and home accessories. Ayr Street, 01292 317555
  • Homes & Interiors, designer wallpaper, furnishings, and art. Ayr Street, 01292 676030
  • Bijou Flowers, designer florist. Ayr Street, 01292 317770
  • Lady Par, golf boutique. Ayr Street, 01292 318020
  • Essentials Lingerie. Ayr Street, 01292 310955
  • Camerons Shoes, quality footwear. Ayr Street, 01292 313250
  • Pandora of Troon, home fragrance, jewellery & gifts. Portland Street, 01292 310888
  • Words & Music, cards, cds & DVDs. Portland Street, 01292 312248
  • The Frame Work Gallery, contemporary Scottish art. Portland Street, 01292 316144
  • Material Things, soft furnishings. Portland Street, 01292 314333
  • Lomond Jewellery, gold, silver & diamond jewellery. Church Street, 01292 312912
  • Kidz Corner, toy & baby boutique. Church Street, 01292 312492
  • Kirstie's Flowers, contemporary style designer florist. Church Street, 01292 316172
  • Troon Pets & Aquaria. Church Street, 01292 318417
  • Jan de Vries Healthcare, health & diet centre. Church Street, 01292 310344
  • Kyle Chandlers, chandlery and clothing. Troon Yacht Haven, 01292 311880

Eat[edit]

  • Jade Dragon +44 1292 313123. Oriental restaurant with a contemporary twist.
  • McCallums Oyster Bar beside the fish harbour is a must for seafood fans. 01292 319339
  • Scotts +44 1292 315315. A stunning bar and restaurant which looks out towards the picturesque Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig.

Drink[edit]

  • Bruces WellPortland Street.
  • Cheeky Charlies, Templehill.
  • The Coach House, Portland Street.
  • Dan MacKays, Portland Street.
  • The Harbour Bar, Templehill.
  • Lonsdale Bar, Portland Street.
  • Pebbles Nightclub, Templehill.
  • The Postage Stamp, Portland Street.

Sleep[edit]

  • Anchorage Hotel149 Templehill (located near the town centre towards the harbour),  +44 1292 317448. The Anchorage Hotel is the oldest licensed premises in Troon and boasts excellent views of the Isle of Arran. Serves excellent "pub food" and main meals from noon - 21:30.
  • Old Loans Inn. 20 stunning contemporary rooms. The restaurant serves Scottish produce from the local Ayrshire larder.

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