North Ayrshire attractions

Museum in Irvine

Scottish Maritime Museum

Boat lovers should check out Irvine's Scottish Maritime Museum. In the massive Linthouse Engine Shop – an old hangar with a cast-iron framework – is an absorbing collection of boats and machinery. Displays cover rop…
Cathedral in Great Cumbrae

Cathedral of the Isles

Millport boasts Britain’s smallest cathedral, the lovely Cathedral of the Isles, which was completed in 1851. Inside, it’s quite ornate with a lattice woodwork ceiling and fragments of early Christian carved stones.
Museum in Largs


The town's main attraction is a multimedia exhibition describing Viking influence in Scotland until its demise at the Battle of Largs in 1263. It's got a slightly downbeat municipal feel these days, but tours with s…