Haylie Hotel is located in the seaside town of Largs on the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire, Scotland, about 35 miles west of Glasgow.

 

The original name means "the slopes" (An Leargaidh) in Scottish Gaelic.

 

A popular seaside resort, the town markets itself on its historic links with the Vikings and an annual festival is held each year in early September. In 1263 it was the site of the Battle of Largs between the Norwegian and the Scottish armies.

 

The Royal National Mòd has also been held here in the past.

There are three bowling greens in the town with Halkshill having indoor rinks.

Public tennis courts are available within the recently refurbished Douglas Park, only two minutes walk from the hotel.

 

Walking is a favourite past-time; one can either walk along the three-mile-long promenade or sample other hill and country walks.

There is a well equipped marina at the south end of the town. Diving and fishing trips can be organised there. Other marinas are at Troon, Ardrossan and Inverkip.

 

Cumbrae Voyages provide fantastic marine wildlife adventures around the Cumbrae islands.

 

Information regarding sailing on the Clyde and between the islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae can be obtained from Caledonian Macbrayne. A special attraction is the Waverley, the world's last sea going paddle steamer - not to be missed.

Fishing, shooting, quad biking and many other outdoor activities are nearby. Fly-fishing, sea-angling and cycle hire are available all within ten minutes of the hotel.

Various festivals take place throughout the year. Sample the Viking Festival in late August or the Country and Western Festival in Millport.

 

GOLFING

Within the town there are two golf courses: Largs Golf Club, a private parkland club and Routenburn Golf Club, a public moorland/hill course with spectacular views of the Clyde. As well as the two courses within Largs, there are close to 50 golf courses in Ayrshire and Arran where you can enjoy everything from classic links to majestic inland layouts. Click here for more information.

DISTILLERIES

Scotland is home to over 130 malt and grain distilleries, making it the greatest concentration of whisky production in the world. Many distilleries welcome visits by members of the public. Visiting a distillery allows you to indulge your passion for Scotch and, at the same time, discover the environment and meet the people that have done so much to shape our iconic product. No matter which distillery you choose to visit - be it an island, mainland, large or small - you can expect great Scotch Whisky, a warm Scottish welcome, and a fabulous day out. Click here for more information.

 

 

FURTHER AFIELD

Interesting days out can be had on the Island of Bute where you can visit Mount Stuart House. A ferry leaves regularly from Largs town centre, docking on the island of Cumbrae where you can visit the legendary seaside retreat of Millport. Incredible walks, including an ascent up Goat Fell, can be found on the Island of Arran - the ferry is only a 20 minute drive from the hotel. Going further afield you should definitely visit Loch Lomond.

 

 

GLASGOW

Pay a visit to the Riverside Museum or the Science Centre. Go shopping at the world-famous Princes Square in Buchanan Street, the St Enoch centre or the massive Braehead shopping centre on the west side of the city.

 

 

NEW LANARK

An interesting day out can be enjoyed at New Lanark.

 

 

EDINBURGH

Lots of attractions here. For the arts, try the Edinburgh Festival, the Tattoo, Fringe events or the Filmfest. There is a superb range of museums and galleries, one of the finest being the Museum of Scotland. For visitors at new year, Edinburgh is the ultimate place to enjoy Hogmanay!

 

 

STIRLING

For anyone interested in the history of Scotland, a visit to the castle is a must.

 

 

FALKIRK

Don't miss the incredible feat of engineering that is the Falkirk Wheel.

 

For more information, click here to contact us.