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Ayrshire is a place of natural beauty and quiet charm, set on the south-west coast of Scotland. the region's dramatic landscape is dotted with jagged cliffs, quaint beach towns, swathes of lush forest and historical monuments. Stay in a four star hotel in this part of Scotland and enjoy fresh local fare, cultural festivals, coastal trails, great golf courses and fascinating Medieval castles. There’s a lot to keep every type of traveller entertained in Ayrshire.
It’s no secret that whisky is the national drink of Scotland and you’ll find the proof in Ayrshire. Lochranza is a distillery on the Isle of Arran, which can be reached from the mainland on a short ferry ride. Guests can sample single and blended malts and cask bottles, as well as being able to see how they are made. Near the distillery lies the ruined castle of Lochranza, calling to be explored.
On the mainland in Kitkoswald is the AD Rattray Whiskey Experience, where visitors can join in whisky tasting sessions. Two more local distilleries are Girvan and Ailsa Bay, which both produce the famous Grant’s Scotch Whisky.
Enjoy the whiskies of Scotland in the seafood bars and Michelin star restaurants that are proud to serve it. For an ideal end to a day of sampling local produce, stay in a four star Ayrshire hotel. Browse and book hotels anywhere in Scotland with the Expedia search tool.