Add some luxury experiences to your time visiting Ayrshire and Arran. Leave the cares of everyday life at home and what better way to do this than taking some time to treat yourself. Whether you’re celebrating a special anniversary, birthday, planning a surprise or simply looking to spend some quality time with your significant other, Ayrshire and Arran have some of Scotland’s most unique and luxurious places to stay, shop and visit.  Here are a few of our favourite places.

Auchrannie Bedroom
Auchrannie Resort, Arran

Spa time

Elevate your wellness as you relax, recharge and revitalise your mind and body with a trip to one of Ayrshire and Arran’s amazing spa destinations.

Treat yourself to blissful relaxation and some serious spa indulgence. Visit the newest spa destination experience in Ayrshire, the Si! Spa at The Gailes Hotel in Irvine. Kick-back and relax with stress-sapping treatments in luxe surroundings. Enjoy some well earned down-time at The ASPA, Auchrannie on the beautiful isle of Arran. Skilled therapists provide a wide range of relaxing treatments and the opulent leisure facilities have something to suit all.  Or relax, rejuvenate and unwind in utter bliss at Lochside Hotel and Spa in New Cumnock. The award winning Spa at Lochside provides a perfect blend of tranquillity, holistic Spa therapies amongst luxury surroundings. Revitalise at The Marine Hotel in Troon where amazing facilities and relaxing spa treatments are blended with meditative views out to sea.

The Si! Spa at The Gailes Hotel
The ASPA © Auchrannie Resort
Lochside Hotel and Spa

Retail therapy

Luxury shopping is the perfect way to unwind, de-stress and help yourself to feel good. Whether you’re on the hunt for a bargain or like to splash the cash, you can shop ’til you drop in a variety of places.

Indulge in the ultimate luxury shopping experience and visit the woollen mill shop of Alex Begg in Ayr. Synonymous with quality, a range of exquisite accessories made from the finest cashmere, silk and wool blend yarns can be purchased.

TheiIsle of Arran embodies relaxation, family time and a love of the great outdoors and nature. Take home a luxury reminder of your stay with bath, body and home fragrance products inspired by the natural beauty of Arran from Arran: Sense of Scotland.  

Decorate your home with a great reminder of your trip to Scotland. West Kilbride is Scotland’s first accredited Craft Town. Visit the Barony Centre and the variety of studios and galleries in West Kilbride that showcase works by the talented local artists.

Alex Begg
Alex Begg, Ayr
Arran Sense Of Scotland Bottles
Barony Centre
© Barony Centre, West Kilbride

Exclusive use in Ayrshire

Ayrshire and Arran are home to some stunning, exclusive use properties that are perfect for making unforgettable memories with the people closest to you  For those seeking a Scottish hidden gem experience, check out the following Scottish castles you can have all to yourself and with a variety of experiences available from the doorstep.

Nestled in 220 acres of ancient woodland and 32 acres of private gardens, the magical 5-star Blair Estate in Dalry offers bespoke, fully-staffed and catered exclusive use of this luxury castle. 

Book Rowallan Castle in Kilmarnock where there is a choice of two castles (Old and New Rowallan) sleeping up to 8 or 21 people. Rowallan is also home to an outstanding Colin Montgomerie-designed golf course and the Glasshouse Restaurant provides luxury fine dining in the heart of Ayrshire.

Or take your loved ones to stay at Blairquhan Castle in Maybole for a 5-star fully staffed, exclusive use venue with a number of self-catering cottages in the glorious grounds of the estate.

The breathtaking views and magical fairytale turrets at Knock Old Castle near Largs creates the perfect retreat for a luxurious gathering with family.

Castle Accommodation Scotland
© Knock Old Castle, near Largs
Blair Estate, Dalry ©
Rowallan Castle
Rowallan Castle ©
Blairquhan Castle
© Blairquhan Castle, Maybole

High-class hotels

More than ever, we have realised that time with our family and loved ones is precious, and so many special occasions are just waiting to be celebrated. With many luxury hotels across Ayrshire and Arran, take your pick of the best that Scotland has to offer.

Against the backdrop of Ailsa Craig and the Turnberry lighthouse, the iconic luxury five star golf resort, Trump Turnberry is a bucket-list luxury destination not to be missed. Various packages at The Spa at Turnberry provides an indulgent oasis, and there is a variety of high-class lively restaurants and bars.

Treat yourself to exceptional five red star luxury, romance and splendour in an iconic Scottish castle. Multi-award winning Glenapp Castle Hotel at Ballantrae is renowned for its stunning location, lavish accommodation and award winning fine dining restaurant.

For luxury hotels with stunning sea views, try The Waterside Hotel in West Kilbride or the Douglas Hotel in Brodick on the isle of Arran for a taste of luxury and panoramic views over Brodick Bay. Book direct for 5 star luxury at the Lochgreen House Hotel and Spa in Troon. With magnificent views across to Arran, whisky enthusiasts can enjoy a dram in the gated Malt Room and the Spa offers a range of indulgent treatments.

Trump Turnberry
© Trump Turnberry
Glenapp Castle Hotel
© Glenapp Castle Hotel, Ballantrae
View from Waterside Hotel
© The Waterside Hotel, West Kilbride

Legendary golf

Ayrshire and Arran provide a golfing holiday of a lifetime and is home to world class, iconic golf courses that include Prestwick, Royal Troon and Turnberry.

Against the backdrop of Ailsa Craig and the Turnberry lighthouse, the iconic luxury five star golf resort, Trump Turnberry is a bucket-list golfing destination not to be missed. Trump Turnberry is home to the legendary Ailsa course and King Robert the Bruce course featuring spectacular views of Turnberry’s stunning coastline. Various packages at The Spa at Turnberry provides an indulgent oasis and and there is a variety of lively restaurants and bars.

Trump Turnberry
© Trump Turnberry

Exclusive country guesthouses

With so much to explore at Dumfries House, one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes why not take full advantage and stay on its doorstep? Situated on the edge of 2,000 acres of the Dumfries House Estate and only a few hundred metres from Dumfries House itself, Dumfries House Lodge is an exclusive country guest house offering luxury accommodation with a home-from-home ambience. Popular with locals and visitors, the Old Loans Inn on the outskirts of Troon is an award winning country hotel, restaurant and bar with excellent dining options and luxury accommodation.

Old Loans Inn
© Old Loans Inn, Troon

Looking for more adventures?

The Coig’s five routes offer unforgettable experiences around the Clyde Coast and Islands – take a look and plan your next adventure along The Shire, The Shiel, The Arran, The Bute or The Cumbrae!

Be sure to download The Coig app to discover the best of Ayrshire and the Firth of Clyde on-the-go, and share your adventure with #TheCoig and #MakeItYours on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Check out the VisitScotland website for even more info on all the amazing adventures you can have during your time in Ayrshire and on the Isle of Arran!. 

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