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Tel code: 01294 | code search
Postcode: KA12 | code search
Population: 36700
Council: North Ayrshire
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Birthplace of:
John Galt
Jack McConnell

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Townhead Surgery
"Surgery is a joke.. appointments system need to phone an 0845 number and keep you on hold for 20mins, only to be connected eventually and told that appointments for today ..." More

Harbourside Hotel
"Good Points: Rooms were clean and spacious Bad Points: Was charged for bed and breakfast and had to walk 600mts to another hotel for breakfast only to be told at 8.45 ..." More

Harbourside Hotel
"Good Points: Rooms were clean and spacious Bad Points: Was charged for bed and breakfast and had to walk 600mts to another hotel for breakfast only to be told at 8.45 ..." More

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Irvine is an ancient burgh in North Ayrshire, Scotland, situated 12 miles north of Ayr and 7 miles west of Kilmarnock. Irvine was awarded its charter c1240 by Alexander II and c1308 Robert I granted Royal Burgh status recognising the town’s people for their part during the Wars of Independence. Robert Burns lived in Irvine in 1781 to learn the flax-dressing trade. Irvine was once a harbour town and the main seaport for trade from Glasgow and Ireland from the 16th to the 18th century. Irvine has historically interesting buildings including the 14th century Seagate Castle and the Town House built in 1859 with its octagonal lantern. Irvine Parish Church with its tall spire was built in 1774. In 1966 Irvine was the last of five ‘New Towns’ to be designated in Scotland. Irvine successfully evolved into an attractive area with increased employment and tourist attractions with hotels and holiday accommodation. Irvine is a busy town with modern shopping centre, including the main chain-stores. The harbour-side regeneration buildings are of neo-Georgian design. Nearby is the Scottish Maritime Museum. Irvine has long sandy beaches and leisure facilities including the Magnum Centre; a sports and recreation complex. Irvine is also part of the National Cycle Network.


Chameleon Accounting Systems
R & J Associates
Robert J Hart & Co


Eglinton Country Park
Scottish Maritime Museum

Care Home

Cumbrae Lodge


The Cavern


North Ayrshire Council


Bank Street Dental Surgery
Dental Surgery


Bourtreehill Medical Practice
Eglinton Group Practice
Frew Terrace Surgery
Lanfine Surgery
Townhead Surgery

Estate Agent

Birrell Estate Agency

Farmers Market

Irvine Farmers Market

Golf Club

Irvine Ravenspark
Western Gailes Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Shapers At Park View
The Fitness Factory
Vitalis Physio Health & Beauty


Marina Inn


Bank Street Indoor Market
Irvine Farmers Market

Pub and Bar

Lobster Pot
Ship Inn
Village Inn


Ambassador (The)
Gables (The)
Ship Inn


Matthew Brown
Mcsherry Halliday


Ace Cabs
C Cars

Drews Taxis
E & P Taxis
North Ayrshire Taxi
T O A Taxis


Harbour Arts Centre
Magnum Theatre


Caroline's Flowers
Acorn Pet Centres Ltd
Precious Pets
Shergill Pharmacy
Stephen Rowe
Carphone Warehouse
H Samuel
J J B Sports
Graham McKean Artist


J C Stewart Antiques

Places to Stay near Irvine

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Braidmead House (0.09 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 (0.26 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 (0.33 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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Harbourside Hotel (0.68 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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Marina Inn (0.81 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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Marina Inn (0.99 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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Gailes Hotel (1.95 miles)

Gailes Hotel

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VOWS - Best Scottish Wedding Venue! Set in the midst of picturesque golf courses and only minutes from Irvines sand dunes and beach Impeccable service, laid back elegance and a refreshingly relaxed ... More

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Nethermains Lodge (2.07 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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Kidron House Hotel (2.34 miles)

Kidron House Hotel

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Ideal if you are looking for a Prestwick Airport Hotel or Guesthouse, Kidron situated a few miles away, is an ideal base to start your holiday in the west coast ... More

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Ardeer Farm Steading (3.19 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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