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Highlights in Largs
- Viking history
- Stunning landscapes
- Traditional beach town
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Largs
Tucked away on the west coast of Scotland lies a magical coastal town, nestled in some truly wild and wonderful Scottish countryside. Seafront holiday rentals in Largs give you a unique view over the Firth of Clyde, with the calling of seagulls and the soothing sounds of yacht mast halyards in the air, while holiday lettings in the town itself give you instant access to the shops and facilities. Your dream Scottish holiday is just a click away!Roomy and cosy holiday rentals
Largs holiday lettings are spacious and comfortable, making them suitable for all the family. Victorian architecture is a strong theme in Largs, reflected in the expansive properties which welcome visitors to the town. Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding Scottish mountains or rent a beachside holiday letting to see the striking sunsets over the sea that the west coast is so famous for. Whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple or a larger group, there’s the perfect holiday home in Largs just waiting for you to book it!
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The area and getting around
Largs is less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow, and there is also a train service between the town and Scotland’s capital city. Largs is only a mile as the crow flies from the Isle of Cumbrae, and during the summer the last remaining sea-going paddle-steamer in the world shuttles tourists and locals alike between Largs pier and the Isle. Sweeping around the front of the town is a wide beach, part sand, part pebbled, heading into clear, clean water, the favourite spot of many a family during the summer months.Activities on the land and sea
To the south of Largs is its huge Marina, which hosts visiting yachts floating hull by hull along with those who make their home in this beautiful town. For those wishing to take to the waves, Flamingo Yacht Charters will set you up with your own vessel and a guide, ready to explore the wild and magnificent islands around the coast of Scotland. If adventure away from the water is what you seek, hiking guides for routes along the coast, or walks behind the town into the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, are available from the local town hall and tourist office.
Travellers and activities
There is unlimited fun to be had for families in the charming town of Largs. As well as the beach, a classic family favourite, the first stop for families with children of all ages is the Kelburn Castle Country Centre, to the south of the town. Start by exploring the Secret Forest, with twists and turns and a surprise at every corner, then cross the crocodile swamp and over the wooden stepping stones and look out for the monster on the loose! Kelburn Castle itself is famous for the Castle Graffiti project, where Brazilian graffiti artists were invited to paint the ancient walls of this Scottish ruin!Largs for history enthusiasts
As a traditional Victorian style beach town, Largs has many buildings of interest as well as a traditional pier. However, the most interesting phase of the history of the town goes back to the Viking era, where in 1263 it oversaw the Battle of Largs, a critical turning point in Scottish history when the Scottish army turned back the Norwegian Vikings and forced them back to Orkney, where their king died. A Viking festival is held in Largs every year to remember the battle and its ruinous effect on the Viking invaders, and a monument was installed in the 20th century to commemorate the occasion.
Largs’ most famous resident was Sir Thomas Brisbane, after whom the Australian city of Brisbane was named!
Top 5 travel tips in Largs
Housed in one of the oldest buildings in the town, the Largs Museum welcomes visitors to a fascinating collection of artefacts celebrating the lives of its former residents.2. Picnic at Greeto Falls
A well-known local beauty spot, Greeto Falls is a set of waterfalls in nearby Gogo Glen. There are a number of different walking routes around the falls, some easier, some harder, but either way you’ll be rewarded with great views of one of nature’s most powerful forces.3. Visit the historic Pencil Monument
The Pencil Monument was built in 1912 and is located next to the marina. It commemorates the 1263 Battle of Largs, where the coast was defended against Viking attackers.4. Learn more about the local marine life
Just across the water on the Isle of Cumbrae lies the Robertson Museum and Aquarium at the Marine Station. An educational and entertaining look at the local marine environment.5. Explore the Castle House Museum
Set in the magnificent castle and gardens of Castle House, the compelling museum showcases the history of the area from the Neolithic era onwards. While you are there, enjoy the expansive views over the Clyde and picnic in its beautiful gardens!