For those living in the west of Scotland, a trip to Largs is a seaside rite of passage.  This complete guide looks at the top things to do and hotels in Largs.

Your Complete Guide Largs

This small town near Fairlie is referred to by its locals as Scotland’s Costa del Sol, as it hosts many beach bars, ice cream parlours and amusement arcades down its coastline.

If you are looking for things to do, places to see in this lovely little town, we have you covered with our “Complete Guide to Largs”.

Where is Largs

This charming town is only 32 miles away from central Glasgow, many people travel to Largs from here using public transport the town has great transport links from surrounding areas. 

Largs train station lies in the very heart of the town, so if you are looking to travel to other seaside resorts nearby, Largs would be a great choice for you.

Top 5 things to do in Largs

If you are visiting Largs during your next short break you will not be stuck for things to do! 

From festivals to ferry rides, a weekend in this buzzing Scottish spot has plenty to offer families and couples who are looking to getaway. 

Kelburn Country Park

The “Kelburn Garden Party” takes over the town once a year in July. Hosted in Kelburn Country Park, the event has been named “Scotland’s best festival” by music magazine The Skinny. 

The event’s organisers promise festival-goers a whole spectrum of musical experiences across seven different stages and attendees travel from all over the UK to attend. 

If you are not visiting during the summer months, Kelburn Country Park is open year-round. Visit the estate’s secret forest or take part in a trail that leads to one of Largs best viewpoints. 

Millport Ferry

Millport is just a short hop away on the famous Largs ferry.  

Many visit Millport to cycle around it (a ten-mile route) but this little island has a lot more to give. The Island has it’s very own water sports centre and golf course making it the perfect day trip location for the outdoorsy type. 

Make sure you get a photograph with the Crocodile Rock before you head back to Largs!


Are you a fan of fish and chips? If so, Largs is the home to some of the best “chippies” in Scotland. 

Largs locals are especially proud of Nadini’s. The cafe has been running since 1935 and after a multi-million-pound refurbishment, it is the town’s seafront star.

Fresh fish and chips will be on offer here alongside a selection of delicious ice cream sundaes and desserts – don’t miss out if you are visiting Largs beach. 

Viking Connections

Did you know that Largs was the location of the last battle which ended Viking influence over Scotland?

An armada from Norway landed on the Ayrshire coastline in 1263, something that Largs locals will never forget. To this day, the town celebrates its victory with the “Largs Viking Festival” which has been running for over forty years.  

The town also has a ‘Vikingar’ centre, where visitors can go to learn more about the town’s connections to the Viking Age. 

Largs Yacht Haven

If you plan on taking a walk along the stunning Largs seafront, head towards the town’s Marina. 

Alongside a range of facilities for boat owners it welcomes visitors with its choice of bars, restaurants and coffee shops on site. 

Visitors to Largs with motorhomes can also choose to stay by the shore as you can pitch up at Largs Yacht Haven for a reasonable £25.

Willowbank Hotel

A request from one of our readers, the Willowbank Hotel is an absolute must when visiting largs. This hotel in the north side of Largs puts on dinner dances every weekend and serves great food with excellent service.

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With so much to see and do in Largs, make sure this spot is on the list for your next Scottish adventure.

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