Out and About

Fairlie is the home of the world famous Fife yachts and is also Scotlandʼs First Fairtrade Village. Even if youʼve come to spend time visiting friends and family, to enjoy a special occasion, to sail, or golf, or trace your roots, you can still enjoy a wander along the beach or a walk up Fairlie Glen, Kaim Hill, and out on to the moor for spectacular views.

Itʼs also an ideal base for all sorts of activities on land and sea: catch any one of four ferries from points between a 10 and a 25 minute drive away to –

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    Crocodile Rock, Millport, Cumbrae

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    Brodick Castle

    Experience ʻScotland in microcosmʼ otherwise known as the beautiful Isle of Arran on a day-trip from Ardrossan.

  • Walk or cycle round ʻthe big Cumbraeʻ – only a 10 minute crossing from Largs.
  • Cross from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute with its ancient castle, Victorian heritage, and the unique Mount Stuart House.
  • A few miles further on the Western Ferry takes you over to explore Dunoon and the Cowal peninsula.


Not forgetting the wonderful paddle steamer ʻWaverleyʼ which sails to various locations from Largs several times a week in July and August.

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Kelburn Castle


But if land suits you better you could try a couple of sections of the Ayrshire Coastal Path and if you miss the bus or train back, we can even pick you up. Or thereʼs the Kelburn Country Park, which has a variety of walks and other activities, as well as its famous graffiti covered castle.


Fairlieʼs eating places The Village Bar and Grill and The Catch at Fins provide great options for your evening meal: click to see when they are open and what they serve.


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Nardini’s Cafe

The seaside town of Largs is only 3 miles away – a pleasant walk of under an hour with a good local bus service to bring you back after you have explored its shops, walked along the Prom and had ice cream from the famous Art Deco Nardiniʼs cafe.

The Vikingar centre and Largs Yacht Haven can easily while away the time as can the various cafes and restaurants.

Further afield the rest of Ayrshire has yet more to offer within easy reach of Ferry Row B&B.


Ferry Row B&B
10 Ferry Row
KA29 0AJ

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