Top 5 Things to Do in Largs

Top 5 Things to Do in Largs, Largs, Scotland (B)

When it comes to visiting Western Scotland, one is spoilt with choices. Because this side of Scotland is dotted with isles, is less touristy and you can’t ask for a better postcard perfect destination. Most importantly, it’s only a stone’s throw away from Glasgow, and an hour of extra drive from Edinburgh. There are plenty of options to choose when it comes to Western Scotland. And in this post let’s focus on exploring the seaside resort town Largs and surrounding areas.

Largs is 79 miles from Edinburgh (1 hr and 50 mins by drive) and 32 miles from Glasgow (50 minute drive). Largs sits on the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire hugging the west coast. The town is ideal for exploring Western Scotland and the Isles around. Due to its proximity to 2 big cities, Largs is an ideal choice of weekend getaway.

The town’s history dates back to 1263 as a site of Battle of Largs fought between Vikings and Scots. This Viking heritage is still celebrated at the annual Viking Festival. This Viking Sculpture (below) was created in 2013 to commemorate 750th anniversary of the battle. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top 5 Things to Do in Largs
Guide Location: Scotland » Largs
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Anuradha Srinath
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Viking Sculpture
  • Kelburn Castle and Country Park
  • Isle of Cumbrae
  • Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park