Ardrossan is a beautiful coastal town in Ayrshire, Scotland, famed for its sandy shores and rolling green hills.
Ardossan itself has always been an important port in the area, especially as it is so close to the Firth of Clyde – there are some spectacular views of it from the lovely beach.
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Shipbuilding was another of Ardossan’s income streams, and it went hand in hand with the port during the 18th and 19th centuries. Now the water is still an important part of life in Ardossan, and there are regular ferries to the Isle of Arran.
The main tourist attraction has to be Ardrossan Castle. Despite being a ruin, it is a beautiful place to visit. There is something evocative about the castle, and the area around it. It stands proudly high on a hill above the rest of the town, and it is impossible to miss. Imagine what it must have looked like when it was first constructed during the 1400s!
Ardrossan’s Clyde Marina is a bustling, busy part of town with restaurants and facilities for locals and visitors. And if you journey a little further away from Ardrossan itself – 30 miles or so – you’ll reach Glasgow.
Ferries from Ardrossan, Scotland
|Brodick Ardrossan||10 daily||1 hour||See prices °|
|Campbeltown Ardrossan||3 weekly||2¾ hours||See prices °|
This information is for reference purposes only. Journey times are approximate. Frequency is based on typical schedules. Schedules are subject to availability and weather conditions. Information correct at the time of writing.
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The Ferry Terminal, Ardrossan, KA22 8ED, United Kingdom