Home to one of the finest golf courses in Scotland, Turnberry is a small village on the rugged coast of Ayrshire. It’s dominated by a five-star hotel designed by architect James Miller and provides a setting for horse riding, hiking and fishing.
Overlooking Turnberry Bay are the remains of a 12th-century castle and the former seat of the Earls of Carrick. Learn about Robert the Bruce’s childhood years at the castle and how the “King of Scots” ordered its destruction in 1310 to prevent it from falling into English hands.
In 1873, a lighthouse was constructed nearby and still stands today, warning passing vessels away from the Bristo Rock. Nearby, you can pay your respects at the Monument by the Lighthouse, which honours the British, American and Australian servicemen who lost their lives at the Turnberry School of Aerial Gunnery & Fighting during the two World Wars.
Turnberry is around 30 minutes’ drive south of Ayr and just over an hour from Glasgow. Glasgow Airport is also an hour away and has flights to destinations across Europe and the Middle East. Buses connect Turnberry to towns and villages across Ayrshire.