SaltcoatsCopyright William Craig


County - Ayrshire and Arran | Map
Tel code: 01294 | code search
Postcode: KA21 | code search
Population: 11500
Council: North Ayrshire
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The former Burgh of Saltcoats is a port and seaside resort town on the west coast of Scotland, south-east of Ardrossan in the Cunninghame district of North Ayrshire. Saltcoats is part of the ‘Three towns’ along with Ardrossan and Stevenston, awarded Burgh of Barony status in 1528. Saltcoats is well-know as being the location of the fictional town of ‘Finport’ in the BBC programme ‘Still Game’. Saltcoats began as the late medieval salt-producing and fish-curing village, the name deriving from the industry of salt-panning, salt was extracted from sea-water in clay-built ‘cotts’ or huts along the beach, salt was manufactured in small pans and kettles. The harbour built in 1680 ensured the town developed as a port trading in salt, fish and coal. Architecturally interesting structures include the town-house with a spire dating from 1825 and the Parish church; 1774.The nearby North Ayrshire Museum displays relics of the towns nautical past and on the archaeology, costume, transport, culture and country life with a reconstructed traditional Ayrshire cottage interior. The town has shops and amenities, hotel, and holiday accommodation. Saltcoats is popular with tourists; with its beautiful beaches, walks and cycle-paths. Nearby, Eglinton Country Park offers a range of activities including fishing and horse-riding.


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Lauriston Hotel (0.35 miles)

Lauriston Hotel
Family run, the Lauriston Hotel boasts the highest levels of service, accomodation and menus to suit all tastes.The Lauriston retains an individuality of character and style, and offers a unique, memorable, and special Ayrshire hotel ... More | visit website
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Ardeer Farm Steading (2.20 miles)

Ardeer Farm Steading

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Ardeer Steading is a 4 star converted luxury farm steading set on the edge of a 100 acre working farm. In a rural setting It is accessible from the main ... More

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Nethermains Lodge (3.69 miles)

Nethermains Lodge

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In a peaceful yet convenient location, this 19th century farmhouse is close to the A78 and approximately 15 minutes from Prestwick Airport and 40 minutes from Glasgow International Airport. Local train stations ... More

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Carlton Seamill (3.90 miles)

Carlton Seamill
Carlton is an impressive, stone-built Scottish Victorian house, dated 1883, occupying an ideal location at Seamill, on the Ayrshire coast. It enjoys a commanding view, over Seamill shore and beach, to the world-famous Firth ... More | visit website
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Seamill Hydro Hotel & Resort (4.09 miles)

Seamill Hydro Hotel & Resort
This Victorian hotel stands only metres from the beach and enjoys dramatic views over the Ayrshire countryside, the Firth of Clyde and the majestic mountains of Arran.

It is no surprise that Seamill Hydro is one ... More | visit website
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Marina Inn (4.83 miles)

Marina Inn
Overlooking the picturesque harbour in Irvine's Harbourside district, the Marina Inn offers good-value accommodation close to Irvine's sandy beach and railway station. The Marina Inn overlooks the River Irvine and Scottish Maritime Museum. there is ... More | visit website
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Marina Inn (4.88 miles)

Marina Inn

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The Marina Inn is situated in Irvine's cosmopolitan Harbourside district. Our low cost accommodation is comfortable, all rooms having en suite, colour TV and tea & coffee making facilities. Some rooms ... More

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Harbourside Hotel (4.95 miles)

Harbourside Hotel

Close to Irvine’s sandy beach, the railway station and the shops, this family-run bed and breakfast is just 10 minutes from Glasgow Prestwick Airport and offers a free shuttle service. When staying a minimum of 2 ... More | visit website

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Braidmead House (5.30 miles)

Braidmead House
Braidmead house is a stunning Victorian mansion located in the heart of Irvine and Ayrshire, providing first class accommodation bed and breakfast.

Completely renovated and restored and extended over a four year period, braidmead house opened ... More | visit website
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Irvine Lodge (5.41 miles)

Irvine Lodge

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The Irvine lodge is a centrally based guest house in the heart of the town of Irvine. We offer modern living accommodation and all our rooms are en-suite. Set in the middle ... More

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