Today, I visited Largs, a small town with population of 11.350 which is located on the Firth of Clyde (estuary) in North Ayrshire, S.W. Scotland, about 32 miles S.W.of Glasgow.
For mid-winter, the weather was relatively benign, being dry and with reasonable visibility.
Volumes of people and traffic were at a seasonal low thus facilitating photography of the town’s key features.
Combination of mild climate and coastal location has for long proved a magnet for holidaymakers and retirees Other facts and information concerning Largs as follows:
- Close by is a large marina known as Largs Yacht Haven.
- Home to ferry port providing a car and passenger ferry to/from Millport on the island of Great Cumbrae, a short distance across the Clyde.
- Famous as location for the Battle of Largs (1263) when a Scottish fleet defeated a Viking/Norwegian fleet thus finally ending Norwegian control over the West of Scotland. This battle is commemorated by the Pencil Monument shown in image immediately below.
- Visitors can connect with the region’s Viking heritage at the Vikingar Visitor Centre. There is also a Viking Festival held each year during late August/early September.
- Home to Nardini’s, Scotland’s most famous café, restaurant & ice cream parlour which is located in a stunning Art Deco building.
- Home to Largs Golf Club, an eighteen hole parkland course.
- Well endowed with shops, restaurants, hotels and other accommodation.