The town of Troon is legendary for the Royal Troon Golf Club, a world famous championship course. Troon is set in the heart of Robert Burns country on the Atlantic Coast of Scotland, with Ayr to the south and Glasgow to the north. It is renowned for its towered and turreted red sandstone Victorian houses and large harbour. Troon is now established as a major ferry and fishing port, and is the closest fishing port to the rest of the UK.
Troon has some good wide beaches, offshore is Lady Isle bird sanctuary. Just inland are the ruins of Dundonald Castle and further afield you can also visit Culzean Castle, perched high above the Firth of Clyde, and considered one of Scotland's' most romantic castles with magnificent gardens. Crossraguel Abbey, Drumlanrig Castle and Threave Gardens are located nearby and Glasgow is only 55 km’s away.
Things to See and Do
* Royal Troon Golf Club
* Troon Harbour Area
* North and South Sands - beaches
* Fullarton Estate
* Culzean Castle
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Land Area – 1,222 sq km’s South Ayrshire
Population – 14,766
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – The port of Troon is located approximately 5km’s from the town.
Transport Links – The nearest international airports are Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport. Troon railway station offers good onward connections to Glasgow and Paisley, twice hourly. There are also connecting services to Ayr, Kilmarnock and Newcastle. There are frequent National Express services operating coaches to Glasgow and Ayr. From Glasgow or Ayr you will need to get a train or taxi to Troon.