25th January is the birthday of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns. Each year at this time groups across the nation gather to toast our literary son with some malt whisky and an address to the haggis.
Burns spent most of his life in Ayrshire and here we highlight some of the qualities that so enchanted Burns, and which also make for a great reason to spend some time here on your Motorhome Scotland journey or in your Campervan when touring in Scotland.
Ayrshire, like it’s neighbouring county Dumfries and Galloway, is an area of contrasts: it offers beautiful, rugged hills combined with fertile farming fields. History abounds, too: there are more than forty castles in Ayrshire including atmospheric Culzean – home to at least seven ghosts.
Sport lovers will enjoy the region: there’s plenty of opportunity to play golf including the world famous Troon and Turnberry courses, both legendary venues of the British Open. For those fond of the horeseracing then head to Ayr Racecours for one of the regular meetings which include the Scottish Grand National in April and the Gold Cup in September.
The coast of Ayrshire is considered one of the most panoramic in the UK. You can walk the entire, 100 mile length on the excellent path. Juts across the water is Arran: take your Motorhome onto the ferry to explore this beautiful island which is rightly referred to as Scotland in miniature.
There are some great campsites to stay in when touring Ayrshire and Arran and these include the Culzean Castle Camping and Caravanning Club site, the Walled Garden Caravan and Camping Park in Maybole and Seal Shore Campsite in Kildonan.