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Living in Ayrshire & Arran

Ayrshire & Arran is situated on the west coast of Scotland, little more than a 30 minute drive south west from Glasgow City Centre and Glasgow International Airport.

Ayrshire is the ideal location for those who want to enjoy city life, with all of the benefits of living in a semi-rural coastal area.  The area is characterised by 80 miles of varied coastline, picturesque beaches, rolling green hills and the islands of Arran, Cumbrae and the Holy Isle.  

The area is steeped in history including being home to many castles, ruins and stately homes, and not to mention its links with Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns, and many other historical Scottish figures.  It has a bustling arts and cultural scene including book and music festivals; music, dance and theatre events; and delicious locally produced food to be enjoyed.    

Ayrshire boasts more than 40 quality golf courses, including two Open Championship courses at Turnberry and Royal Troon.

There are excellent transport links, including ferry services to the islands, and Glasgow Prestwick Airport where you can easily catch a direct flight to a number of European cities and holiday destinations. 

Local education standards are high at primary and secondary level whilst private education is also available in the area.

Whether you decide to locate to Ayrshire, or a neighbouring area, you will find property prices can be more affordable than in other parts of the UK.  While Ayr, Irvine and Kilmarnock are the largest towns, there are many rural towns, villages and communities throughout the region.  Links to property web sites can be found below.



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More specific information about the region and living in Ayrshire can be found by exploring the Visit Scotland web site.

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