thinkin of going to Loudon Castle - Is there anything or anywhere

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
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nettles77nettles77 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
else we could do while here. Sorry but we are getting a ferry over from Northern Ireland and have never been before so dont have a clue. Would there be anywhere we could stay over? Thanks.
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  • nettles77nettles77 Forumite
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    anyone, please???
  • wolfehousewolfehouse Forumite
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    louden is not far from kilmarnock- don't forget the deals for louden at the moment ( i got a bogof from spending £10 at tesco...)

    louden is in the countryside between ayr and the very south of glasgow (newton mearns) but closest town is kilmarnock.

    if you are still around kilmarnock and want a free day out with kids try dean castle park
    http://www.deancastle.com/

    i guess the rest depends on what kind of accommodation you want and how long you will stay. (see things to do in glasgow thread)
  • nettles77nettles77 Forumite
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    Hi thank you very much. We are going from Northern Ireland on coach and ferry and it is costing £22 for all in. Ive never been to Scotland before. Whats the weather like in the summer? Loundon Castle looks like a really nice place. Thanks again for the help.
  • wolfehousewolfehouse Forumite
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    the weather is probably pretty much what you are used to in northern ireland.
    sunny spells and rain and unpredictable.

    louden is a fantastic family venue imho

    i have always brought my own food with and there is a picnic area under cover.
    it is a full day out on it's own.

    hope someone comes along who can help with accommodation etc. (probably more expensive than your whole trip)
  • HariboJunkieHariboJunkie Forumite
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    nettles77 wrote: »
    Ive never been to Scotland before. Whats the weather like in the summer? QUOTE]

    Your on the east coast of NI. Loudon Castle is the west coast of Scotland so it's pretty much the same. :confused:
  • ailuro2ailuro2 Forumite
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    Loudoun Castle is a great day out.(note the spelling for Googling)

    Kilmarnock is OK, but imho Ayr is much nicer, then there's Troon down the road a bit too.

    Are you hiring a car? How are you getting about? It's not really next to a town , if that's what you were thinking. We have used Tesco clubcard vouchers for our entries before, I think they still do them, check out Tesco now, as you need to order the deals.

    http://www.loudouncastle-online.co.uk/ is the Loudoun Castle website.

    Bring suncream, waterproofs and a warm jumper, the weather is the same as you'll get at home.;)

    Haven Craig Tara is not too far from Loudoun castle, provides a cheap option for family accommodation if you like caravanning.
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  • stormbreakerstormbreaker Forumite
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    ailuro2 wrote: »
    Haven Craig Tara is not too far from Loudoun castle, provides a cheap option for family accommodation if you like caravanning.

    Sorry might be cheap and you can get on the Sun deal etc but is is MINGING!!!
  • caileagcaileag Forumite
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    Nearest town is Galston but, as previous poster said, better to stay in Ayr or Troon. More touristy!

    Culzean Castle (NTS property) is a great day out, especially if the weather is good. Sort of on the way back down to the ferry, too.;)
    Free is my favourite price!
  • nettles77nettles77 Forumite
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    How far away are Larne and Troon please? Thanks for all the help.


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    caileag wrote: »
    Nearest town is Galston but, as previous poster said, better to stay in Ayr or Troon. More touristy!

    Culzean Castle (NTS property) is a great day out, especially if the weather is good. Sort of on the way back down to the ferry, too.;)
  • HariboJunkieHariboJunkie Forumite
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    nettles77 wrote: »
    How far away are Larne and Troon please? Thanks for all the help.


    :D


    How far away from where? :confused:Larne is in Northern Ireland and Troon is in Scotland.
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