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Towns to Visit Near Royal Troon - Scotland

Old Jan 28th, 2018, 08:21 AM
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Towns to Visit Near Royal Troon - Scotland

We are visiting Scotland for the first time for a week in early June. We are staying our first 3 nights in Edinburgh. Two days later my husband has a tee time at Royal Troon. We are trying to decide where to stay in that area. We will have about 2 nights. We then plan to spend the last few days of our trip in the Loch Lomond area. Looking for recommendations of town/areas to stay near Royal Troon.
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Old Jan 28th, 2018, 09:06 AM
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Hopefully he will also play Prestwick . . . Stay anywhere between Irvine and Ayr -- Prestwick/Troon/Ayr have many B&Bs and hotels - what is your budget?

There is LOTS to see and do in the area. More than you have time for really. Culzean Castle would be a must. And Crossraguel Abbey. Several Burns sites . . .

For Loch Lomond look at Luss on the Loch, or on the east side - Drymen not on the water but a good base for sites between Loch Lomond and Stirling. Cameron House would be perfect but they had a major fire before Christmas and may not be up and running by June. ​​​​​​​Luxury Spa Hotel in Loch Lomond Scotland | Cameron House
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have you thought about the Isle of Arran - the ferry from Ardrossan is nearby

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Arran would be great and I would have recommended it too if you had more time in the area. With a big part of one day on the course and a few hours needed to collect a car and drive over to Troon - I'd spend the little time remaining first at Culzean.
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We would love to stay in an interesting town near the golf course. Any towns that would make for good overnight stays for 2 nights? Also, any views on staying in Inverary, Callendar or Aberfoyle?
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I highly recommend Callander or Aberfoyle. They would be a great base for the Trossachs, Stirling, Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine, Doune, Inchmahome - are you flying out of GLA or EDI? Callander and Aberfoyle are an easy drive to both airports About an hour to EDI and a little less to GLA.

>>We would love to stay in an interesting town near the golf course.<<

I listed towns above >>Prestwick/Troon/Ayr<< . . . those are the towns along that stretch of coast. There are also B&Bs scattered in towns and villages inland.
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places to stay in callander aberfoyle prestwick, troon and Ayr -- in town

Any hotels or B&Bs you would recommend in the town of Callander or Aberfoyle? Same for Prestwick, Troon or Ayr? We would like to stay in the town itself?
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Any hotels or B&Bs you would recommend in the town of Callander or Aberfoyle? Same for Prestwick, Troon or Ayr? We would like to stay in the town itself?
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Troon is not that exciting that I'd consider slowing the car down in it
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Any hotels or B&Bs you would recommend in the town of Callander or Aberfoyle? Same for Prestwick, Troon or Ayr? We would like to stay in the town itself?
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Are you looking for a place to stay?

This is a nice place in Ayr and not that expensive. Equidistant between Troon and Turnberry, which has one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Your husband can play all day at Turnberry for a mere 575 in June.

Ayr Guest House | 5 Star Luxury Bed and Breakfast in centre of Ayr

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Without knowing your budget can't really recommend anyplace . . .
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Troon is not that exciting that I'd consider slowing the car down in it
They will have to slow down since the DH will be there on the course for several hours.
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Don’t touch Turnberry. It is owned by Trump.
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would like to stay under $200-$225 USD
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Agreed -- Absolutely not going there --
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We spent one night in Callander last summer. We stayed at Abbotsford Lodge in a large double on the ground floor which was very nice and within your range (probably under). In August the town was so crowded that we had a hard time finding a place for dinner because we'd neglected to make reservations. In the end, we ate at Mhor Fish where we had excellent Fish and Chips.
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