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County - Ayrshire and Arran | Map
Tel code: 01294 | code search
Postcode: KA20 | code search
Population: 9050
Council: North Ayrshire
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Champion Shell Inn
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Champion Shell Inn
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Champion Shell Inn
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Stevenston is a small ancient town on the sea-shore in North Ayrshire, Scotland; lying 3 miles north-west of Irvine with associations to the industrial area of Ardeer, the location of the Dynamite factory founded 1873. Stevenson is part of the ‘Three Towns’ along with Saltcoats and Ardrossan. Stevenston was first mentioned in a charter of 1189, at which time St. Monoch’s Fair was held here annually. Archaeological studies at nearby Ardeer Sands found weapons dating back to pre-historic times. The town was named after Stephen Lockhart after he obtained the grant of land in c1191, owning the town and Kerelaw Castle. Kerlaw Castle is now in a state of decay and the ruins are fenced off, the remaining wall displays beautiful gothic windows. Stevenston Parish Church was built 1833, restored1882 with a 120ft steeple A memorial of Leslie Baillie stands in the town; Lesley, born in Stevenston in 1768 and met Robert Burns in 1792, Burns described her as ‘Bonnie Leslie’ in a few poems. The town has shops and amenities, hotels, holiday cottages and pubs. Stevenston is ideally located to access a range of activities at nearby attractions including sandy beaches, golf courses, Eglinton Country Park and ferry-trips over


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Ardeer Farm Steading (0.85 miles)

Ardeer Farm Steading

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Ardeer Steading is a 4 star converted luxury farm steading set on the edge of a 100 acre working farm. In a rural setting It is accessible from the main ... More

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Lauriston Hotel (1.69 miles)

Lauriston Hotel
Family run, the Lauriston Hotel boasts the highest levels of service, accomodation and menus to suit all tastes.The Lauriston retains an individuality of character and style, and offers a unique, memorable, and special Ayrshire hotel ... More | visit website
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Nethermains Lodge (2.34 miles)

Nethermains Lodge

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In a peaceful yet convenient location, this 19th century farmhouse is close to the A78 and approximately 15 minutes from Prestwick Airport and 40 minutes from Glasgow International Airport. Local train stations ... More

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Marina Inn (3.73 miles)

Marina Inn
Overlooking the picturesque harbour in Irvine's Harbourside district, the Marina Inn offers good-value accommodation close to Irvine's sandy beach and railway station. The Marina Inn overlooks the River Irvine and Scottish Maritime Museum. there is ... More | visit website
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Marina Inn (3.74 miles)

Marina Inn

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The Marina Inn is situated in Irvine's cosmopolitan Harbourside district. Our low cost accommodation is comfortable, all rooms having en suite, colour TV and tea & coffee making facilities. Some rooms ... More

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Harbourside Hotel (3.80 miles)

Harbourside Hotel

Close to Irvine’s sandy beach, the railway station and the shops, this family-run bed and breakfast is just 10 minutes from Glasgow Prestwick Airport and offers a free shuttle service. When staying a minimum of 2 ... More | visit website

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Braidmead House (4.05 miles)

Braidmead House
Braidmead house is a stunning Victorian mansion located in the heart of Irvine and Ayrshire, providing first class accommodation bed and breakfast.

Completely renovated and restored and extended over a four year period, braidmead house opened ... More | visit website
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Irvine Lodge (4.19 miles)

Irvine Lodge

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The Irvine lodge is a centrally based guest house in the heart of the town of Irvine. We offer modern living accommodation and all our rooms are en-suite. Set in the middle ... More

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St Andrews Guest House (4.24 miles)

St Andrews Guest House

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This cosy guest house is conveniently situated just 300 metres from Irvine town centre, close to bars, restaurants and the town’s popular shopping centre.

St Andrews Guest House was renovated in 2007 ... More

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Carlton Seamill (4.92 miles)

Carlton Seamill
Carlton is an impressive, stone-built Scottish Victorian house, dated 1883, occupying an ideal location at Seamill, on the Ayrshire coast. It enjoys a commanding view, over Seamill shore and beach, to the world-famous Firth ... More | visit website

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