Largs

[Nardini's, Largs - one of Scotland's best-known ice cream parlours]

Largs is a good, old-fashioned seaside resort on the Firth of Clyde, beloved for decades by Glaswegians going "doon the watter" for their holidays. The town has been a tourist destination since Victorian times, and comparing old black-and-white photos with the present day shows that large parts haven't changed much - and we mean that in the nicest possible way. If you have a sweet tooth, you're in for a treat: the Art Deco-style ice cream parlour Nardini's is a bit of an institution, with a long list of unusual flavours all made on site; we also fell in love with the delicious cakes in Bagel Basket on the High Street. Wander along the esplanade or the shingle beach to work off the calories; there's an interesting attraction dedicated to the Vikings (the Battle of Largs took place here in 1263), a handful of striking churches and a rather dull museum through which you can arrange visits to Skelmorlie Aisle (which is anything but dull). Add in the popular excursion by ferry to Great Cumbrae from the town centre slipway, and you've the makings of a great, family-friendly weekend.

[Looking south along the beach to the town centre]

Name: Largs ★★☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NS 202595 ///pirates.ferrying.archives
Anything else? Some car parking has a charge, but plenty of free spots elsewhere.

[Vikingar!]

Within walking distance

Name: Largs Museum ★☆☆☆☆
Description: Old-fashioned museum, mainly containing photographs and small artefacts relating to the town.
Location: Largs town centre, G.R.: NS 202594 ///sleepy.fruits.increased
Open (2018): Every afternoon, late May to early September
Cost: Free

>> see separate post for Skelmorlie Aisle ★★☆☆☆
>> see separate post for Vikingar! ★★★☆☆

[Skelmorlie Aisle (July 2016)]

Nearby

>> see separate post for Haylie Brae ★★☆☆☆ (1 mile away)
>> see separate post for Kelburn Castle and Estate ★★★☆☆ (2 miles away)
>> see separate post for Walk: A Fairlie good Glen ★★★☆☆ (3 miles away)

[War memorial]

[Ferry departing for Great Cumbrae]

[Esplanade and Viking statue]

[Clark Memorial Parish Church]

[St Mary's Star of the Sea]

[The Pencil, south side of the town (July 2016)]

[Kelburn Castle (August 2017)]

[Waterfall in Fairlie Glen (March 2018)]

[View from Haylie Brae]

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