Troon, Scotland

Places to visit - Troon, Scotland




About Troon

Local Attractions

Troon is situated between two bays on the south west coast of Scotland. The town has a rich history and is well known for golf, sailing, and family activities and relaxation. The Isle of Arran is easily visited and provides an impressive backdrop to the North Bay where water sports take place. Others relax on the grassy promenade and sandy beach. South Bay has rock pools which stretch into a long award winning sandy beach.


A large play park is situated on the South promenade along with crazy golf and gardens. The Ballast bank offers panoramic views of the Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig, Lady Isle and along South Bay into Robert Burns country. There is a range of activities to choose from including cycling or walking along the coastal paths, chartering a yacht or taking sailing lessons, playing a selection of scenic golf courses or enjoying the individually owned shops and coffee houses.


Portland Villa offers the central location and freedom from routine to plan each day of your visit, there are many bars, restaurants and cafes in Troon that can keep your appetite satisfied. Within easy walking  distance of the villa are The Anchorage Hotel/Bar which serves serves delicious traditional home cooked food and a fine selection of beers and wines, Scotts Bar and Restaurant is situated at Troon Yacht Haven .


The restaurant has stunning panoramic views of the marina complemented by a sumptous selection of meat and fish dishes. MacCallums Oyster Bar is situated in Troon Harbour and is devoted to seafood lovers. Oysters, muscles, lobsters and langoustines to name a few featured on the spoilt for choice menu. Next door is the famous Wee Hurrah fish and chip take away that's been voted in the top three in Scotland!

The towns of Prestwick, Ayr, Kilmarnock and Irvine are all within a 15 minute drive of Troon. Glasgow is a 30 minute direct motorway drive.


The Magnum Leisure Centre in Irvine and The Galleon Leisure Centre in Kilmarnock are large leisure centres offering a wide range of sporting activities including water flumes, swimming pools and skating. Kilmarnock has in-door gokarting and ten pin bowling. Ayr offers laser quest and ten pin bowling. Ayr was the home town of Robert Burns and has many related historic sites including the famous Brig o' Doon and Burn's Cottage.


Culzean, Kelburn and Dean Castle Country Parks, and Louden Family Theme Park are easily reached by car and each offers a full day out with lots to see and do. The Isle of Arran is also worth visiting and can be reached by ferry from Ardrossan.


Ayr, Kilmarnock and Irvine have shopping centres and an assortment of designer and high street shops. There are several shopping centres in Glasgow including The Buchanan Centre, St. Enoch Centre and Princess Square. Silverburn Shopping Centre situated in the south of Glasgow opened its doors in 2007. It is easily accessable from the M77 which links Troon to Glasgow and is easy found. The centre is open late each weekday with the largest Marks & Spencers in Scotland and well worth a visit for the numerous other designer stores which can be found there.


Golf Courses

There are over 100 golf courses in Southwest Scotland including Royal Troon, Prestwick Golf Club and Turnberry. Troon hosts a further three municipal links courses two of which are championship standard. Portland Villa is within walking distance of Royal Troon and offers flexibilty to fit relaxation and dining alongside your golfing schedule.

Portland Villa. 8 Wood Place, Troon, Ayrshire  KA10 6BF  Great Britain

Registered office: 120 West Road, Congleton,  Cheshire  CW12 4EU  Great Britain