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Maggie’s Motorhome Travelogue – Irvine

If you are planning a tour of Scotland in ahired motorhomeor rented campervan, I have prepared some information that may assist your travels


Irvine is a new town on the coast of the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire, Scotland. According to 2007 population estimates, the town is home to 39,527 inhabitants, making it the biggest settlement in North Ayrshire.

Getting There: Irvine is also well served by several arterial roads, namely the A78 (Greenock to Prestwick), A71 (Irvine to Kilmarnock and beyond to Edinburgh), A737 (through the Garnock Valley to Glasgow via the M8) and the A736 to Glasgow


Dundonald Castle

The castle’s association with the Stuarts gives Dundonald its special importance. It was built by Robert Stuart in 1371 to mark his succession to the throne of Scotland. The castle has been transformed over the past ten years and more into one of the must visit attractions in Ayrshire. Situated on a hill above the village, the castle affords some of the best views of the county

Scottish Maritime Museum

The Scottish Maritime Museum is situated near Irvine harbour, which was once one of Glasgow’s main trading ports. There are many facilities here from the leisure centre to bird-watching on the river estuary. There are fine walks and rides with magnificent views of the Firth of Clyde on the beach.

Museum of the Cumbraes

The Museum of the Cumbraes exhibits historic items and documents that relate to the history of the Millport and the islands of Great and Wee Cumbrae. Originally intended as Millport’s Garrison House, the museum occupies this fine building gracefully, allowing visitors to sample many of the beautiful historic and archaeological finds that have been made in the region

Nearby Camping:

Viewfield Camping Leisure Park, Irvine, 01294 850286

About me: I’m Maggie and work for the Motorhome Hire Network (Motorhome City,HirebuddiesandFreedom of Scotland Motorhome Hire. We provide a network of motorhomes to hire and campervans to rent, with over 240 locations throughout the UK. If you would like to find out more, please visit our websites, or if you wish to book a motorhome or campervan, just give us a call on our local rate number 0845 527 3572.

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