Boating Pond

Girvan Youth Trust operate the Boating Pond during the summer season from June until August, including the September Holiday weekend. You can find out more about the Boating Pond by contacting the Youth Trust.

Ailsa Craig

Girvan is the gateway to the world-famous Ailsa Craig! The history of this volcanic rock which is also a bird sanctuary stretches back centuries, and includes acting as a refuge for persecuted Roman Catholics during the Reformation in the 16th and 17th centuries, being a smugglers’ paradise with the perfect hiding spots for contraband, and […]

Dalquharran Castle

Dalquharran Castle is a category A listed building in South Ayrshire, Scotland, designed by Robert Adam and completed around 1790, but the castle has been in ruins since the 1960s. Situated in beautiful woodland countryside, it is a gentle walk up to Dalquharran Castle, and you can visit the Old Dalquaharran castle ruins which lie within the same grounds.

Culzean Castle

Designed by Robert Adam, Culzean Castle is a magnificent cliff-top castle with plenty to keep the whole family occupied. Only 10 miles from Girvan, the castle and its grounds are well worth a visit, and you may even catch a glimpse of the old smugglers’ caves on the beach below the cliffs. If smuggling isn’t […]

Girvan Community Garden

Girvan Community Garden was set up in 2011 and is mostly run by a task force of volunteers. The Gardens host a number of events throughout the year including live music, green gym, fayres and markets.

Adventure Carrick

Adventure Carrick is open all year round and offers a variety of adventure activities including watersports, forest activities, and mountain and cycling activities for individuals, families and groups. Try your hand at foraging in the forests, paddleboarding along Girvan Beach, or hit the cycling trails in our local hills.