Largs is a town on the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire, Scotland, about 33 miles from Glasgow. The original name means "the slopes" (An Leargaidh) in Scottish Gaelic.
Located on the Firth of Clyde, Largs is a charming Scottish seaside resort, complete with Victorian promenade and a choice of ice cream parlours and shops.
Close to Largs lies the Isle of Cumbrae, just a mile offshore. There is a regular ferry service to the island and the famous Waverley Paddle Steamer makes regular trips from Largs during the summer months. To south of the town, a stroll along the pebbly shoreline offers fine coastal views, leading past the striking Pencil Monument. Largs is a popular spot for those travelling by sailing boat - the Largs Yacht Haven is the largest marina in Scotland and boasts excellent facilities. Viking heritage 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 and at the annual Largs Viking Festival, with battle re-enactments and living history displays. The festival culminates in a grand Viking galley burning and firework display.
A couple of miles from the town centre lies Kelburn Castle & Country Park. This 13th century castle might take you by surprise – the outer walls have been painted in bright and bold eye-catching designs by Brazilian graffiti artists. You can wander through the woodland glen, a tranquil place of natural beauty, perfect for an invigorating countryside walk.
Largs offers a great range of leisure activities, with two golf courses, putting, bowls, play parks and a swimming pool.
The town has a railway station with connections to Glasgow, several restaurants and places to eat out including an art deco ice cream parlour.