This tour is 138 miles long, please allow at least 5 hours to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.
Discover the towns and villages of the Shire which are located along the south-west coast of Scotland. Witness the legacy upon these lands of traditional industries such as fishing, mining, and farming, and enjoy the ancient cultural heritage of the Shire’s many stately homes and castles. Explore the Shire’s many geographical connections to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, whose lives have been immortalised in folklore of the area; and trace the steps of Scotland’s poet Robert Burns, much of whose poetry was inspired by the people and places of the Shire.
The town of Irvine is a large town with a long history.
Troon is an attractive seaside town, a few miles from Prestwick International Airport in South Ayrshire.
The town of Prestwick is situated in South Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland.
The popular seaside town of Ayr lies on the south west coast of Scotland, around 37 miles from Glasgow.
Dunure is a picturesque seaside village, around 5 miles from Ayr on the coast of the forth of Clyde.
Maidens is a little coastal village situated on the Firth of Clyde at the southern end of Maidenhead Bay.
The village of Turnberry in South Ayrshire is now world famous due to the Turnberry Resort and golf course.
Girvan is a large town situated in South Ayrshire and is a popular visitor destination.
Ballantrae is an attractive coastal village in South Ayrshire situated 13 miles south of Girvan.
Colmonell is a small village and civil parish in the Stinchar Valley, South Ayrshire, Scotland.
Barr is a small village in the South West of Ayrshire, around 8 miles from the town of Girvan.
The word Dailly derives from the gaelic words for meadow and field which is fitting as Dailly is surrounded by rich farm land and woods.
Straiton is a small village dating back to the 18th century, located 10km south east of Maybole on the Water of Girvan.
Dalmellington is a picturesque market town in East Ayrshire near to the Rye Burn. It has a population of around 1400 people.
New Cumnock is a former mining town in East Ayrshire. It expanded during the 18th century; mining remained its main industry until pits closed in the 1960s.
The town of Cumnock sits at the confluence of the Glaisnock Water and the Lugar Water.
Auchinleck is a small village in East Ayrshire. The name in Gaelic means "field of flat stones”
Catrine is a village that lies beside the River Ayr in East Ayrshire.
Kilmarnock is one of the largest towns in Ayrshire, with a population of 46,350.
Kilmaurs is a picturesque village in East Ayrshire, lying just outside of Kilmarnock