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VisitScotland, the national tourism agency for Scotland, offers a wide range of information and detail on Largs via the Tourist Board web site.
is a coastal town and a holiday resort lying on the River Clyde. It has everything you would expect to find at a classic seaside resort and is the ideal base from which to explore the many west coast islands including the Great Cumbrae (just a mile off shore) and its resort town of Millport with its sandy beaches. Millport is also home to the smallest cathedral in Europe.
Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade or treat yourself to a meal in any one of the many restaurants and sample the excellent quality of local produce, including the world famous Nardini's ice cream. There is a regular ferry service to all the islands and the famous
Waverley Paddle Steamer makes regular trips from Largs during the summer months.
The town is famed for a battle in 1263 when the Vikings, attempting to land from a fleet of longboats, were repulsed by the army of Alexander III. There are two golf courses, putting, bowls, play parks, fishing, diving, swimming pool, football parks and many other sport and leisure activities. Largs has the
Inverclyde national sports training centre
, with sail training centres. The horseshoe shape of Largs Bay, together with the Great Cumbrae, has made this pretty west coast resort a popular sailing base with anchorage for all craft.
Visitors can book accommodation in Largs online via the VisitScotland.com site: