About Girvan

The seaside town of Girvan is a great destination for a relaxed holiday, or just for a day out in the sunshine. The traditional fishing harbour and wide, sandy beach have made it a place where families have enjoyed themselves for generations.  

Girvan harbour looks out to nearby Ailsa Craig, and you can catch regular boat trips out past the lighthouse to fish, or to explore the granite ‘Fairy Isle’, which is home to 40,000 gannets and is still used to make the best curling stones in the world.  

Inland, there are many popular trails for keen walkers in the hills and Carrick Forest, and no fewer than 20 different castles to explore. There are many links to Robert the Bruce and you’ll find traces of him everywhere. 

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Eat and Drink

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Scotriso Ice Cream

Scotriso ice cream is a family run business predominantly covering areas of South Ayrshire and presently occupy a seasonal licensed...


Quaint kitchen area.

Miner's Cottage

Miner’s Cottage is a beautifully refurbished ex-miner’s cottage in the heart of Girvan. Very close to train station, bus routes,...
Two grey couches and a fireplace.

Corner Cottage

Corner Cottage is a charming coastal cottage only 50 meters from the sea in the seaside town of Girvan. Two...
Tastefully decorated bedroom

Harbour View House

Harbour View House is a fantastic three bedroom property suitable for four adults and two children. With fantastic views over...

Things To Do

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Girvan Tourist Information Point & Craft Shop

Visit Girvan’s volunteer-run Tourist Information & Craft Shop for a warm welcome, local information, arts & crafts and free Wi-Fi....
girvan coastline from the hills

Girvan Trails

Girvan is a coastal town with great views over to Arran and Ailsa Craig. Inland, Girvan Trails are very popular...
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Go Girvan

Go Girvan is a tourist information resource for visitors to our town. We’re part of the UNESCO Biosphere, situated on...
The Mckechnie Institute

The McKechnie Institute

The McKechnie Institute is Girvan’s cultural hub, featuring a permanent display of artefacts highlighting the town’s heritage, the McKechnie Institute...
Stumpy tower

Stumpy Tower

Girvan’s Stumpy Tower, known as ‘Auld Stumpy’, is what remains of Girvan’s courthouse and jail. It was built in 1825-27, and is...
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The Quay Zone

THE QUAY ZONE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO STORM DAMAGE To ensure members and customer safety we will be closed...

What's On

Monday 22 April - Friday 17 May
9am - 5pm

Going to the Pictures Exhibition at Girvan Library

The 49th Girvan Traditional Folk Festival. 3rd - 5th May 2024
3 - 5 May 2024

Girvan Traditional Folk Festival

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