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IRVINE, twelve miles north of Ayr, was once the principal port for trade between Glasgow and Ireland, and later for coal from Kilmarnock, its halcyon days recalled in the enjoyable Scottish Maritime Museum (April– Oct daily 10am–5pm; Web: www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org ; £3), which is spread across several locations around the town's beautifully restored old harbour. The best place to start is in the late nineteenth-century LinthouseEngine Shop, on Harbour Road, a hangar-like building housing everything from old sailing dinghies and canoes to giant ship's turbines. …
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Located on the Ayshire Coast, Thistle Irvine is two miles from the center of Irvine, on the west coast of Scotland, and approximately 25 miles from Glasgow Airport. This location is also one ...

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Irvine Beach Park

Pretty close to the beach, the Irvine Beach Park is an open land smothered with lush green grass. In the vicinity, you'll find the Magnum Leisure Centre , the Ship Inn and at a distance, the Scottish Maritime Museum.