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Eve's Guidebook

Food scene
Lovely food, great service & view of the marina.
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locals recommend
Scotts Bar & Restaurant
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locals recommend
Lovely food, great service & view of the marina.
Troon Lido (another in Prestwick). CURRENTLY DOING AMAZING TAKE OUT! Lovely atmosphere. Good range of food, the tapas was excellent (large portions too). The children's menu is also extensive, including a "build your own pizza" option - after which you may be invited into the kitchen to see it slide into the pizza oven!
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locals recommend
Lido
11 W Portland St
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locals recommend
Troon Lido (another in Prestwick). CURRENTLY DOING AMAZING TAKE OUT! Lovely atmosphere. Good range of food, the tapas was excellent (large portions too). The children's menu is also extensive, including a "build your own pizza" option - after which you may be invited into the kitchen to see it slide into the pizza oven!
Fab food. Stunning views and amazing sunsets - weather permitting!
Highgrove House Hotel
Fab food. Stunning views and amazing sunsets - weather permitting!
Delicious bar meals.
Old Loans Inn
31-33 Main St
Delicious bar meals.
Good bar meals and also has a more upmarket restaurant.
Piersland House
15 Craigend Rd
Good bar meals and also has a more upmarket restaurant.
NB. This is the Prestwick Lido. Went with a friend and had 5 starters (caesar salad, calamari, lemon hummus, king prawn tempura and parmesan truffle fries). Absolutely outstanding. Then we had pud. Try the skillet with cookie dough, milk chocolate and ice cream or the mini chocolate filled doughnuts. You'll be in heaven!
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locals recommend
Lido
71-75 Main St
6
locals recommend
NB. This is the Prestwick Lido. Went with a friend and had 5 starters (caesar salad, calamari, lemon hummus, king prawn tempura and parmesan truffle fries). Absolutely outstanding. Then we had pud. Try the skillet with cookie dough, milk chocolate and ice cream or the mini chocolate filled doughnuts. You'll be in heaven!
Fine dining. More pricey.
Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa
Fine dining. More pricey.
Fish and chips - recommended by a recent guest, Dave, who said, ”Spectacularly good fish & chips. They do all sorts of fish (e.g. monkfish) and you know how fresh it is as you can see the catch being unloaded from the trawler just yards away. Don't bother with the fish & chip shop just past the Co-Op, Wee Hurrie may be twice the price but it is 10 times as nice! Be aware you need to drive all the way through the Port of Troon, past heavy industry and logging to find this place - keep driving until you run out of road and you'll see it.
14
locals recommend
The Wee Hurrie
29 Harbour Rd
14
locals recommend
Fish and chips - recommended by a recent guest, Dave, who said, ”Spectacularly good fish & chips. They do all sorts of fish (e.g. monkfish) and you know how fresh it is as you can see the catch being unloaded from the trawler just yards away. Don't bother with the fish & chip shop just past the Co-Op, Wee Hurrie may be twice the price but it is 10 times as nice! Be aware you need to drive all the way through the Port of Troon, past heavy industry and logging to find this place - keep driving until you run out of road and you'll see it.
Delicious ice cream. I love the Scottish Tablet and Dave (guest) recommended the Lotus Biscoff. They also do a multi-coloured "Unicorn" Ice Cream for young magical creature afficionados!
Ice Cream Factory
5 West Portland Street
Delicious ice cream. I love the Scottish Tablet and Dave (guest) recommended the Lotus Biscoff. They also do a multi-coloured "Unicorn" Ice Cream for young magical creature afficionados!
Sightseeing
National Trust Castle. Well worth a visit.
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locals recommend
Culzean Castle
36
locals recommend
National Trust Castle. Well worth a visit.
If you visit Arran...
10
locals recommend
Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park
10
locals recommend
If you visit Arran...
A 50 minute boat ride from Ardrossan - 20 minutes north.
Brodick
A 50 minute boat ride from Ardrossan - 20 minutes north.
Recommended by guest Dave. Has a great playground for younger children which looks as though it has been recently updated. Country and woodland walks, a ruined castle and a small cafe. Plentiful free parking and just a 10 minute drive away towards Irvine.
Eglinton Country Park
Recommended by guest Dave. Has a great playground for younger children which looks as though it has been recently updated. Country and woodland walks, a ruined castle and a small cafe. Plentiful free parking and just a 10 minute drive away towards Irvine.
Recommended by Dave. A great Historic Scotland attraction and very close by. Children can dress up as princesses or knights and "storm" the castle up the hill! There is also a fun question sheet for the children to fill in and learn about the castle history. Good exhibition and excellent cake in the visitor centre. Although not attached, there is also a children's playground just behind the visitor centre and car park. Free parking but watch out - it's easy to miss the turning into Winehouse Yett in Dundonald!
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locals recommend
Dundonald Castle
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locals recommend
Recommended by Dave. A great Historic Scotland attraction and very close by. Children can dress up as princesses or knights and "storm" the castle up the hill! There is also a fun question sheet for the children to fill in and learn about the castle history. Good exhibition and excellent cake in the visitor centre. Although not attached, there is also a children's playground just behind the visitor centre and car park. Free parking but watch out - it's easy to miss the turning into Winehouse Yett in Dundonald!
Never been but reviews look good.
Dalgarven Mill Museum Of Country Life & Costume
1 Dalry Rd
Never been but reviews look good.
Haven’t been for a while but good for children and dog walkers.
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locals recommend
Dean Castle Country Park Riding Centre
8
locals recommend
Haven’t been for a while but good for children and dog walkers.
Fun to feel your car move downhill when you feel you’re going uphill!
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locals recommend
Electric Brae
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locals recommend
Fun to feel your car move downhill when you feel you’re going uphill!
Lovely walks, restaurant, cafe, play park. Saved by the intervention of His Royal Highness, The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay in 2007, Dumfries House combines the neoclassical architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale and leading 18th-century Scottish cabinet makers. Visitors can explore this stunning 2,000 acre estate 365 days a year, with free entry and parking.
10
locals recommend
Dumfries House
10
locals recommend
Lovely walks, restaurant, cafe, play park. Saved by the intervention of His Royal Highness, The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay in 2007, Dumfries House combines the neoclassical architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale and leading 18th-century Scottish cabinet makers. Visitors can explore this stunning 2,000 acre estate 365 days a year, with free entry and parking.
9
locals recommend
Burns Cottage
16 Alloway
9
locals recommend
Other Things to Do
Recommended by Dave... Lots to do for all different ages, including a play castle, digger land, tractors, lots of animals to feed, a rubber ring slide. A good day out - not the cheapest to get in although the food is quite reasonably priced.
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locals recommend
Heads Of Ayr Farm Park
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locals recommend
Recommended by Dave... Lots to do for all different ages, including a play castle, digger land, tractors, lots of animals to feed, a rubber ring slide. A good day out - not the cheapest to get in although the food is quite reasonably priced.
Recommended by Dave. This is a fascinating and very reasonably priced (kids free) museum with lots for children of all ages to do - there is a ball pit in the foyer for toddlers, a "Find the Ship's Rats" game for young children (with printed certificate if you find them all) and a computerised sail the yacht around the course attraction for the older ones. The museum itself has a fascinating history of shipbuilding on the Clyde and many of the large shipyard steam powered machine presses, steel shears, hammers and more are on display. Well worth the trip, especially on a wet day.
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locals recommend
Scottish Maritime Museum, Linthouse Building
6 Gottries Rd
6
locals recommend
Recommended by Dave. This is a fascinating and very reasonably priced (kids free) museum with lots for children of all ages to do - there is a ball pit in the foyer for toddlers, a "Find the Ship's Rats" game for young children (with printed certificate if you find them all) and a computerised sail the yacht around the course attraction for the older ones. The museum itself has a fascinating history of shipbuilding on the Clyde and many of the large shipyard steam powered machine presses, steel shears, hammers and more are on display. Well worth the trip, especially on a wet day.
Recommended by Dave. Walk to the end of Lady Margaret Drive, turn right and to the end of Wilson Avenue. Keep going onto the footpath over the little stream and bear right into the woods. After about 400yds you come to a little clearing with wood carvings and from here you can pick up the fairy trail with arrows leading from one fairy door to the next. There is also a little children's playground a little further along and before you get to the rugby club.
Fullarton Fairy Trail
Recommended by Dave. Walk to the end of Lady Margaret Drive, turn right and to the end of Wilson Avenue. Keep going onto the footpath over the little stream and bear right into the woods. After about 400yds you come to a little clearing with wood carvings and from here you can pick up the fairy trail with arrows leading from one fairy door to the next. There is also a little children's playground a little further along and before you get to the rugby club.
Troon Swimming Pool
Lovely beach. 20 minutes’ walk from the house across the golf course.
Troon Beach
Lovely beach. 20 minutes’ walk from the house across the golf course.
Golf Courses
Dundonald Links
Golf driving range with top tracer.
Gailes Golf:Leisure:Spa
Golf driving range with top tracer.
Trump Turnberry Open Champion Golf Course
Turnberry Golf Course
Trump Turnberry Open Champion Golf Course
Municipal Golf Course. Reasonably priced. Also shorter Fullarton course starts at same place.
Troon Lochgreen Golf Course
Municipal Golf Course. Reasonably priced. Also shorter Fullarton course starts at same place.
Open Championship Course. Must book in advance.
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locals recommend
Royal Troon Golf Club
22
locals recommend
Open Championship Course. Must book in advance.
3rd municipal course in Troon.
Troon Darley Golf Course
3rd municipal course in Troon.
Supermarkets
Closest supermarket.
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locals recommend
Morrisons
10 Dukes Rd
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locals recommend
Closest supermarket.
Irvine 10 mins away Another in Prestwick/Ayr
Sainsbury's
Irvine 10 mins away Another in Prestwick/Ayr
Churches
Church of Scotland
Portland Parish Church
2 Saint Meddans Street
Church of Scotland
Troon Old Parish Church
51 Ayr Street
St. Meddan's Church
St Ninians Scottish Episcopal Church
Seagate Evangelical Church, Troon
33-35 West Portland Street
Music
Troon Town Hall and Walker Hall