The wonderfully musical sounding Troon (whose name may have Welsh or Pictish origins, meaning cape or nose, and it is probably related to where it sits on the Scottish coastline) can be found in Ayrshire, not far from Prestwick International Airport
It's just 45 minutes from Glasgow Central Station. But despite being so close to the rest of the world, Troon still managed to be charmingly unique and picturesque on its own terms.
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Troon has some incredible beaches covered in golden sand and with views that take in the isle of Arran. It is accessible to everyone, and many people enjoy walking or cycling up and down the lovely esplanade which is excellent for wheelchairs.
Troon boasts a busy fish market every week, and the produce comes – for the main part – directly from the marina just up the road. Whilst browsing the catch of the day, you can enjoy lunch in one of the pretty cafés, or go window shopping in the independent local shops.
Troon is particularly well known for being a golfing paradise, and there are seven courses in this one small space including the famous Royal Troon golf course. It is also popular with water sports enthusiasts, especially windsurfers.
Ferries from Troon, Scotland
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Arran House, 100 Port Ranald Drive, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 6HH, United Kingdom