Ayr Coastal Highlights

After collecting your motorhome from Easicampers in Edinburgh why not head west towards the coast of Ayrshire, Scotland and enjoy this spectacular part of this scenic country.
After your comprehensive vehicle demonstration by our dedicated staff why not head along the M8 towards Glasgow then take the M74 and M77 down to Kilmarnock, just over an hour away from our branch in Edinburgh, Scotland. On this trip you’ll take in breath taking scenery, idyllic coast lines, and magnificent houses and castles.

Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock is a small town which is on the main route from Glasgow to Ayr. The most famous product to come out of here is the Scottish whisky brand Jonnie Walker which before being rebranded was called Walkers Kilmarnock Whisky when they first launched in the mid 1800’s there is even a statue of Mr Walker on Strand Street in the City Centre. Nobel prize winners Alexander Fleming and John Boyd-Orr went to school at Kilmarnock Academy.
Kilmarnock F.C are the oldest professional football club in Scotland known by the local’s as “Killie” they play at Rugby Park which as a interesting fact that is this was the first Football Ground in Scotland which had floodlights fitted.

Ayr
After a peaceful day in Kilmarnock its further south we head to the seaside town of Ayr with views of the Isle of Arran. Have a seat and watch the world go by whilst enjoying the local fish and chips. With an abundance of souvenir shops and major high street shops it’s a nice place to spend a few hours.
On the south side of Ayr here lies the Electric Brae as you drive along here at a slow speed, if you think you are going forward you are actually going backward and the opposite applies. The Victorian’s thought this was due to the electricity from the Isle of Arran, as this was a new phenomenon as electricity was a new thing back then.
This was proven to be an optical illusion but is quite a hit with tourists. Why not visit the website below to take a look and plan your journey
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/electric-brae

Culzean Castle
Further down the road is Culzean Castle. One of many castles that are run by the Scottish National Trust this fabulous place is nestled on the coast line with access to a shingle beach perfect for walks just check tide times before you decide to go for a walk we wouldn’t want you to get cut off and it does come in quite fast. I once was on Ayr beach and the tide came in quite sharpish and takes you by surprise.
The castle was the home of Clan Kennedy but back in 1945 they gave up the Castle to the National Trust because the family didn’t want to pay inheritance tax on it. The top apartment block was given to at the time General Eisenhower as part of the deal as at this point he was Supreme Commander of the allied forces. He once stayed there whilst President of The United States of America.

There are fabulous walks for miles down to the beach and through woodland. There is a large lake to enjoy drinks and ice creams. If you have little ones with you there is a land train from the Castle to the massive adventure play area (even the adults can have a go).
Visit https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/culzean for prices and opening times

As we make our way a further south head to the picturesque fishing village of Girvan (stop off on your way to take a picture at Donald Trump’s Turnberry Golf Course the views are amazing). Girvan gives you chance to park your motorhome up and reminisce about your hire from us at Easicampers, whilst enjoying a nice walk round with the sea breeze in your face.

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