Tranquil Turnberry Holiday Park is set in pretty parkland on the west coast of Scotland, looking out across the clear waters of the Firth of Clyde to the striking island of Ailsa Craig, a famous landmark that was once quarried for granite to make curling stones, and is now uninhabited and a bird sanctuary.
A benefit of Turnberry’s west coast setting is the warming effect of the Atlantic gulf stream.
On a good clear day the cliffs of Northern Ireland are visible from the beach.
Sandy west coast beaches are a 300 metre stroll from the park, which is set in peaceful countryside and surrounded by rolling hills.
The unspoilt seaside town of Girvan is nearby and Ayr, which features superb shopping, bars and restaurants serving delicious fresh fish, top quality beef and mouth-watering Ayrshire tatties, is only 20 minutes drive.
Ayr is home to Burns National Heritage Park which tells the story of Scotland’s most famous bard. A fascinating museum, his early cottage home, and places from his poems, such as Brig a’ Doon medieval bridge, help bring Robbie Burns’ legend to life.
A few minutes along the coast is Culzean Castle, one of Scotland’s best loved and most impressively maintained castles. The walled gardens, deer park, swan pond, adventure playground and ranger walks to entertain all ages.
Turnberry’s setting makes it perfect for a range of outdoor pursuits, with an array of walks to follow, trout and sea fishing, horse riding and mountain bike trails.
Of course, the world-famous Turnberry Golf Club is a draw to the keenest golfers, but there are plenty of less prestigious courses across the region that offer more affordable rounds!