The town is famed for a battle in 1263 when the Vikings, attempting to land from a fleet of longboats, were repulsed by the army of Alexander III. This Viking heritage is celebrated at Vikingar! – a multi-media Viking-themed attraction. If this isn’t enough, there are two golf courses, putting, bowls, play parks, fishing, diving, a swimming pool and many other sport and leisure activities. The horseshoe shape of Largs Bay, and Great Cumbrae, has made the resort a popular sailing base with anchorage for all craft.
Largs is less than an hour from Glasgow by road and only 40 minutes from Glasgow International Airport. From Glasgow Airport you can drive easily to Largs, take a shuttle bus to Paisley Gilmour Street train station where trains run direct to Largs. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is just over an hour from Largs, and if travelling by train the station is beside the airport, all you need to do is change at Kilwinning for a direct train to Largs.