If you are visiting South Ayrshire during your next Scottish adventure stop off at this charming seaside town.  Troon is well known for its spotless coastline and beautiful beach that looks the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig. This guide looks at the top things to do in Troon and lists some of our favorite hotels in Troon.

Your Complete Guide to Troon

Many tourists are drawn here for its famous Royal Troon Golf course. This peaceful town on the west coast of Scotland boosts in population whenever a golf tournament is on and tourists staying here enjoy the buzz that goes on after the course has shut as there.


Things to do in Troon

This seaside holiday destination plays host to tourists from all over the world every summer.

Troon is the perfect place for those who love the outdoors as many of its visitors reap the rewards of its popular walking, golfing and cycling scene.

The town is home to seven stunning golf courses including Royal Troon, the venue which is often picked to host famous Open Championship.

Troon Beach

Troon beach things to do in troon

During a summers day Troon beach is flooded with local tourists, dog walkers, and water sports fans.

This picture-perfect picnic location is also a Hollywood hotspot…

If you are an Outlander fan you will recognise Troon’s seafront as it starred in an episode at the end of season one!

Royal Troon

Royal Troon golf things to do in troon

World-famous golfers such as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have graced the first-class golf course at Royal Troon, and you can join them!

Many travels to Troon just to play at this location, as it offers stunning views and excellent hospitality. 

Visitors are welcome at this prestigious golf course during the months of April – October, under the conditions of The Royal Troon’s management team.

Troon Yacht Haven

Troon Yacht Marina things to do in troon

Yachting enthusiasts voted this location as the “Best UK Harbour/Marina 2017”. Visitors to Troon can take advantage of the town’s yachting facilities at this accessible Haven. 

It has also been announced that luxury hotel accommodation will be built at Troon Yacht in early 2020, which adds another benefit to visiting Troon for a sailing holiday.


Kitesurfing in Troon

Try something new during your visit to Troon and learn how Kitesurf! Troon is the home of Kitesurf Scotland, a provider that offers lesson for complete beginners and advanced riders.

All you will need to bring along is yourself as Kitesurf Scotland provides its pupils with both highest quality tuition and equipment.

Marine Hotel Spa

Marine Spa things to do in troon

After all that activity, you will need a break!

Spa in style at the Marine Hotel. This spectacular spa break location is perfect for guests that want to unwind and enjoy the luxurious that Troon has to offer.

Sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and beauty treatments are all up for grabs and after you have relaxed you can enjoy the tranquil sea views while lying by the pool.

During tournament time it can be difficult to book a space at this exclusive location, book up fast to avoid disappointment.

Accommodation and Hotels in Troon

Although the town offers a range of accommodation for its visitors, during busy periods it can be difficult to secure a spot in the town. 

Get ready for your next trip and read over My Voyage Scotland’s top picks for hotels in Troon.

Hotels in Troon Star Pick: Piersland House

Piersland House accomodation in Troon

Piersland House has a great reputation and is rated four stars by the Scottish Tourist Board. 

Located opposite the Royal Troon golf course, you will not have far to travel when its T-time; and when golfing is done for the day, you’ll be back in a flash to cosy up to one of the hotel’s stunning traditional fireplaces.

This is My Voyage Scotland’s top pick for guests that want the full Scottish experience as the hotel offers over 200 malt whiskies behind its bar.

Marine Hotel in Troon

Marine Hotel accomodation in troon

If you do decide that a spa break in Troon is on the cards, you can also book to stay at the Marine Hotel. 

It is hard to miss this iconic Ayrshire property that dates to 1894 when you are walking along Troon’s seafront. At the end of a long day exploring this part of Scotland guests can enjoy the views from the comfort of the Marine Hotel’s Truin Restaurant which services some of the best traditional meals and fine food options that the town has to offer.

Old Loans 

old loans hotels in troon

If you are willing to stay on the outskirts of the town in the village of Loans you will not be disappointed. 

This stunning bed and breakfast near Troon hasn’t lost its charm after a £1.8 million renovation. This award-winning 18th-century inn has been updated to have with modern luxuries but still has some of its distinctive features that guests love. 

Highgrove House

highgrove hotels in troon

This hotel in South Ayrshire is our top pick for foodies. The Highgrove House restaurant spoils guests with tasty daily specials and afternoon tea options that are simply mouth-watering. 

Based on a hilltop that looks out on to the coastline across the Firth of Clyde, this is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic meal and stay if you want to catch the Ayrshire sunset in style.

Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa

lochgreen hotel

Last but certainly not least the Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa. If you want the ultimate luxury break in Troon, picture yourself at this delightful Manor House.

Perfect for guests that are looking to spend a little more on their break to Troon for a special occasion, the Lochgreen House Hotel will take care of all the little extras you need to have a relaxing break in this peaceful part of Scotland.

Onsite you will have access to two gourmet Scottish restaurants that overseen by acclaimed chefs, the hotel’s courtyard area a tennis court. 

Self-catering Troon

There are plenty of self-catering options in Troon to choose from. My Voyage Scotland has picked its favorite location – see below!

Ailsa Retreat

If you are planning a longer stay and would like to find first-class self-catering accommodation in Troon check out the Ailsa Retreat.

Perfect for couples that want to find a romantic retreat in the heart of the town, this one-bedroom apartment has everything you need for a self-catering stay. 

Guest can enjoy the flat-screen TV with satellite channels and whip up some good old Scottish ”scran” in the apartments fully equipped kitchen.

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