The name 'Largs' is from the Scottish Gaelic 'learg' which means 'the slopes'. Largs is a popular seaside town with a pier and promenade, it has a vast history and is perhaps most famous for its Viking links and celebrated annually with the Viking Festival in September.
There are many local areas of interest in and around Largs;
You can go to Vikingar! which has a film about Vikings or sample the Viking Experience, which has interactive exhibitions and storytellers with tales of Viking myths and stories. Vikingar also has leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.
There’s a putting green, ten pin bowling, fair rides on the Promenade, or you can visit the amusement arcades or even try your hand at pottery at the Dip ‘n’ Doodle Studio.
Pop into Largs Marina where you can just relax and watch the boats sail while having a spot of lunch.
Inverclyde Sports Centre has football pitches, badminton courts, gymnastics, a fitness gym and more. Largs also has 3 golf courses to offer the keen player!
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Promenade, or for the keen hillwalker maybe a more strenuous walk around Pencil Walk, Knockhill Walk, Brisbane Glen Walk or Greeto Falls Walk. Or sit in one of the 2 beautiful parks in Largs and just enjoy the lovely scenery.
Take the Calmac ferry (10 minute sailing) over to the Isle of Cumbrae and to Millport, the only town on Cumbrae, where you can hire a bike and cycle around the whole island (10.5 miles).
Visit Kelburn Castle and Country Centre where you can explore the Secret Forest and outdoor play areas, enjoy family treks or even try horse riding!
Largs boasts many good places to eat and drink, from cafes to restaurants or a cosy pub lunch, you will find them dotted all around the area.