Ayrshire is a registration county, and former administrative county in south-west Scotland. Ayrshire is one of the most agriculturally fertile regions of Scotland located on the shores of the Firth of Clyde. Ayrshire along with Dumfries and Galloway shares wonderful rugged hill country known as the Galloway Hills.
Formally heavily industrialised, with steel making, coal mining and in Kilmarnock numerous examples of production-line manufacturing, most famously Johnnie Walker whisky.
The grand Wallace Tower stands proudly in the centre of Ayr High Street where William Wallace spent his formative years. All across Ayrshire you can discover fascinating tributes to the life and work of Scotland's National Bard Robert Burns who also has strong links with Ayrshire.
Things to do
Ayrshire is home to castles and stately homes galore, take a tour of Dumfries House, one of Scotland's most beautiful stately homes or visit one of Scotland's best loved castles, Culzean, which is perched on a cliff-top overlooking Ailsa Craig and the Firth of Clyde
The beaches in Ayrshire & Arran are some of the finest anywhere in Scotland with 80 miles of unspoilt coastline, Perfect for a gentle stroll or starting point for an eclectic mix of superb watersports, the beaches of this region will not disappoint.
The striking hills, mountains, forests and coastline make Ayrshire the perfect destination for activities and sports, from cycling, walking or a number of fantastic water sports Ayrshire has it all.