Girvan

[Girvan from Byne Hill]

Girvan is in many ways a typical Firth of Clyde seaside resort, with a long beach and picturesque harbour. From the summit of Byne Hill its unusual cross-shaped street layout can be seen. Ailsa Craig and Arran loom large out to sea, and most boat trips to the former depart from here. You might imagine that the town's isolated southerly location (and the appeal of foreign beach resorts) must limit its appeal today... but not if the number of thriving, old-fashioned cafes and coffee shops is anything to go by. This is probably the sort of timeless place where you could buy a hot meal for a few quid and still have change left over for the excellent sweet shop. In fact, it definitely is.

[The central "Auld Stumpy" originally served as the town's jail]

Name: Girvan ☆☆☆
Location (centre): G.R.: NX 185977 / curry squirted deadline

[Girvan harbour (June 2017)]
Within walking distance

Name: McKechnie Institute ☆☆☆
Description: Small, central museum and gallery housing displays about Ailsa Craig and the local area.
Location: Dalrymple Street, G.R.: NX 185979 / plays dries spices
Open (2017): Tuesday to Saturday, generally afternoons
Cost: Free

[Byne Hill, just south of Girvan]

Nearby

>> see separate post for Walk: Byne Hill panorama ★☆☆ (2 miles away)

[Ailsa Craig seen from the beach]

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