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Things To Do In Largs

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If you're planning to stay at the Brisbane Hotel in Largs, or plan to have a day out with the family or friends, there's plenty of ways to get here if you don't have a car. The fastest and easiest way to reach us using public transport is the train, which connects Largs to Glasgow. This train takes around 1 hour to reach us from Glasgow Central Station.

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Visit Largs Beach

Only a mere stone's throw from Brisbane House is Largs Beach, one of the most popular tourist spots in the county of North Ayrshire, Scotland. Indulge in the gorgeous scenic views that stretch the length of the Largs Bay. Lookout over the Firth of Clyde, where the mouth of the Clyde meanders its way down the West coast of Scotland towards the Irish Sea. Experience the beauty of Scotland during the warmer months at one of the best beaches in Scotland. Take the kids shell and rock hunting, or try to catch a glimpse of rock pools and sea life. 

If you are a lover of the coast then Largs Beach is a must-see destination for your visit to our lovely town. Never miss a chance to enjoy Largs to the fullest.


Shop in Largs Town Centre

Situated on the scenic Firth of Clyde, Largs is a delightful Scottish seaside town. Take a stroll along the Victorian promenade and enjoy the views, or explore the many shops in Largs town centre; such as Campbell's Kilts, the Bus Stop Toy Shop, and many more. With other points of interest such as the Largs Library for the avid bookworm, the Three Sisters Monument for the history lover, the Largs Golf Club, and the Largs Pencil Monument among others, there's plenty to do and to see for all kinds of visitors to Largs. Come and experience everything Largs has to offer when you stay at Brisbane House.

Photo: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

Boating heaven at Largs Yacht Haven 

The largest marina in Scotland, hosting many sailing events and home to the national sailing event centre. This lively marina is a great spot to enjoy a meal at Scott’s Bar & Restaurant while taking in the impressive yachts that visit each year.

The marina at Largs is an excellent place for all boat lovers, marine enthusiasts, and for taking the kids to see all the different shapes and sizes of yachts they could want to see. Some key events to keep an eye out for are:

  • The Largs Regatta Festival; the perfect opportunity for a weekend away in Largs for the Regatta Festival weekend.
  • Scottish Catamaran Championships; where the best of the best descend upon Largs to test their metal in boat racing.

Photo: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam


Nardini's Famous Ice-Cream Parlour

A trip to Largs isn’t complete without a visit to Nandini’s, Scotland’s famous ice-cream parlour, cafe, and restaurant. Choose from 32 flavours of glorious ice cream, indulge in a traditional Italian pastry, or enjoy freshly made to order fish and chips. Take a seat in the beautifully restored art deco building with panoramic views of the Clyde. Not to be missed!

Photo: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam


Visit Kelburn Estate 

Located just 2 miles from Largs, this magnificent 13th century castle and estate is open from Easter to October. Featuring spectacular walks, stunning gardens, wildlife and more. A visit to the Secret Forest and eye-catching Graffiti Castle are a must, and you can even book an alpaca trek! There's plenty to do for the full family at the estate.

For those who are interested in a more adventurous experience of the estate, the Kelburn Estate and Castle also host the Kelburn Festival, also known as the Kelburn Garden Party, every year. This is the ideal event to book with your friends to enjoy the West coast of Scotland like never before.

Be it the garden party, or the gorgeous grounds of the estate, make memories there that'll last a lifetime.

Photo: VisitScotland/Paul Tomkins


Ferry to the Isle of Cumbrae

Just a short 10-minute ferry trip, the Isle of Cumbrae has its own seaside town and is a great spot for outdoor activities including cycling, golf and water sports. Also home to the UK’s smallest cathedral, a gothic masterpiece. A regular ferry service operates to the island, or you can catch the famous Waverley Paddle Steamer during the summer.

Photo: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

Relive history at Vikingar Museum in Largs!

Enjoy a historical and action-packed Viking Experience at the Vikingar Museum; just a short walk down the road from the Brisbane House. Take a full tour and learn more about the Battle of Largs in the interactive Viking and Scottish Heritage centre. For both kids and adults that love history, Vikingar brings it all to life, allowing you to see the impact that the Viking raids had on Scottish life, history, and culture.

Being open from February through to November makes it the perfect stop, no matter if you go in early Spring or the height of summer time.

Photo: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam



Restaurants in Largs

With so much to do, to see, and to explore, you'll no doubt work up a good appetite before the day's end. Thankfully, there's plenty of choice when it comes to restaurants in Largs. Most of the eateries and restaurants are in and around, or near the beach front. 

  • Allegria; an Italian beach front restaurant.
  • Scott's Bar & Restaurant; Scottish cuisine at Largs Yacht Haven.
  • Room; delicious Scottish and Mexican dishes.
  • The Fish Works; a fish and chip shop on the bay.
  • Tinto Tapas Bar; authentic Spanish tapas and wine.
  • Indigo Eats; a cafe on Gallowgate Lane.
  • Koh I Noor; an Indian restaurant and takeaway on Main Street.

And many, many more places to tuck into delicious food!

Largs Walks

Largs is also a great place for those who love to spend time in nature through walking and hiking. There are plenty of Largs walks to be explored, which means plenty of fun for the kids too.

Some of the best walks in the Largs area are:

  • The walk to Largs Viewpoint, to the south of the town centre. If you're feeling adventurous, the path continues on past the viewpoint deeper into the North Ayrshire countryside.
  • The Greeto Bridge Trail, that'll take you out East of Largs to see the Greeto Bridge, starting from the Greeto Bridge trailhead off of Bellesdale Avenue.
  • The walk to the Largs Viewpoint from Haylie Brae. There are also plenty of walks in and around the Haylie Reservoir.
  • The walk along the Largs Bay, starting near Brisbane House going up the North coast of Largs bay towards Vanduara; an enjoyable seaside stroll.



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