Probably most famous for its golf club, Royal Troon, which plays host to the British Open Championship every seven years, Troon is in fact a busy
harbour town with a proud history of shipbuilding. Today the harbour is home to the Ayr fishing fleet and P&O ferry service to Ireland. It is also immensely popular with yachtsmen and boating enthusiasts from all over the UK, drawn there by the magnificent Yacht Haven, a vast marina with around 300 moorings. Indeed because of this incredible facility, Troon is now the centre for leisure sailing in the Firth of Clyde.
Besides its massive harbour and six world-class golf courses, Troon has plenty to offer those who like to take things a touch more leisurely. The beautiful Barassie Beach offers stunning views of the Isle of Arran, whilst the Fullerton Estate on the outskirts of the town is a lovely getaway filled with dreamy woodland walks, horse riding, picnic areas and childrenís playgrounds. The town itself is vibrant and picturesque with a lovely shopping area and fantastic choice of restaurants serving delicious traditional food. There are also plenty of friendly pubs and bars in which to indulge in your favourite tipple.
A truly beautiful town situated in a truly beautiful part of the country, Troon is one of Scotlandís jewels in the crown. Be your thing, golf, sailing or just kicking back and enjoying some authentic Scottish hospitality you really would be hard pushed to find anywhere to match it.