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Tel code: 01465 | code search
Postcode: KA26 | code search
Population: 6900
Council: South Ayrshire
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Girvan Events

The Girvan Cycle Race

Burns an a' that ! festival
Girvan Folk Festival

Girvan Civic Week
The Lowland Gathering

Girvan Harbour Gala

Girvan Annual Flower Show

Halloween at Stumpy Jail
Lantern Making Workshops

Carrick Festival of Light

Christmas Street Party
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Girvan is a large sea-side resort town in the district of Carrick on the coast in South Ayrshire, Scotland, situated 21 miles south of Ayr and 30 miles north of Stranraer. Girvan was created burgh of barony 1668. Girvan was once associated with shoemaking, weaving and fishing and with the arrival of the railway in 1860, Girvan became a popular tourist resort with the sheltered harbour and beautiful sandy beaches. The scenic backdrop of the Galloway hills and the sea offer panoramic views over to the dome of the Ailsa Craig, raising 1114ft out of the Firth of Forth. Girvan is a busy town and port with a main shopping street, inland from the beach and harbour, there are interesting historic buildings with a variety of architectural styles including the North Parish Church built1883, with high spire, and an attractive clock tower known as ‘Auld Stumpy’ built c1825. Girvan offers traditional sea-side attractions including boating ponds, bowling greens, amusements, hotels, B&B’s and golf courses including the famous Turnberry Golf course only 5 miles away. Girvan sits at the mouth of the River Girvan, a popular area for Salmon Fishing and walking. Boat trips out to Ailsa Craig and ferries from Scotland to Ireland operate from Girvan.


Barwinnock Herb Garden and Nursery

Caravan Park

Laggan House Leisure Park


Le Mirage


The Health Centre

Estate Agent

Galloway & Ayrshire Properties

Golf Club


Holiday Park

Bennane Shore Holiday Park
Brunston Castle Resort
Queensland Holiday Park
Turnberry Holiday Park
Windsor Holiday Park

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Athletic Tavern
Commercial Inn
Roxy Cafe Bar
Royal Hotel
Victory Bar


Girvan Primary School
Sacred Heart Primary School


Brunston Castle Resort

Mackays Holiday Cottages & Lodges


Smith & Valentine


4 Fours Taxis
50 50 Supreme Cars
Brians Taxis
Coastal Cars
DD Cabs
Maurice's Taxis
McCartney Taxis
Scotts Cabs


Mansfield Garden Centre
Craigie Mains Home & Garden Centre
Woodland Farm Shop

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Woodland Bay Hotel (2.33 miles)

Woodland Bay Hotel

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Imagine being lulled to sleep by gentle waves and exploring rock pools in the bay. Far enough from the city for complete relaxation, yet near enough for easy access to ... More

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Turnberry Links (4.59 miles)

Turnberry Links

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Set just 10 minutes' walk from the famous Turnberry Golf Course, this luxuriously appointed ground floor apartment has been designed and furnished expressly with the discerning holidaymaker ... More

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Turnberry Resort (The) (4.87 miles)

Turnberry Resort (The)

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Located on the stunning Ayrshire coast just 55 minutes from Glasgow Airport and 30 from Prestwick, Turnberry is recognised as one of the world's finest resorts.
Turnberry's magnificent country house hotel lies ... More

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Malin Court (6.02 miles)

Malin Court

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A veritable oasis of peace and relaxing tranquillity with magnificent views over the Firth of Clyde and the great Championship course at Turnberry. A distinctive yet timeless ambience and atmosphere, ... More

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Dunure Inn (11.79 miles)

Dunure Inn

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Competely refurbished Inn in stunning harbourside setting. All rooms en-suite overlooking the picturesque harbour with views along the Ayrshire coast. Close to the world famous Burns' cottage. Traditional food served ... More

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One Barganock (11.85 miles)

One Barganock

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One Barganock, our four bedroom Guest House in Kirkmichael offers a luxurious stay to couples and small groups of travellers.Each of our four spacious and individually styled en-suite bedrooms come ... More

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Glenapp Castle (12.26 miles)

Glenapp Castle
The spectacular Glenapp Castle in Ayrshire, in 30 acres of magnificent gardens opened in 2000 as an exclusive luxury retreat. Every room in the castle has been individually decorated, and furnished with carefully chosen ... More | visit website
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Sunnyside (15.21 miles)


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Quality 4-Star accommodation next to Alloway, birthplace of national poet Robert Burns, on the A719 coastal route on the south side of Ayr. We are praised for our friendly ... More

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Kilmore Cottages (15.32 miles)

Kilmore Cottages

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The cottages form part of a charming 4 star luxury former farm steading and is set in 30 acres of lush green hills. Bordered by the river Doon made famous ... More

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One Alloway Retreat (15.50 miles)

One Alloway Retreat

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“One Alloway Retreat” Luxury, stylish, contemporary boutique accommodation in Alloway Village ~ Ayrshire ~ West of Scotland.
A new concept in providing luxury, boutique style accommodation located in the romantic village ... More

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