What’s on in Ayrshire this September
Autumn may nearly be with us which is a great time of year to visit Ayrshire, here are our top suggestions for September…
Release the Viking in you
Almost one million Britons alive today are of Viking descent – that means one in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants of the Vikings! And there’s no better place to find out more about our ancestors than at the Largs Viking Festival.
Started in 1980, this festival marks the 1263 Battle of Largs, the last mainland battle between the Scots and Norse. If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, then this is the place to visit to enjoy exciting battle re-enactments and you can discover what life was like living in a 13th Century Viking village including how Vikings made their clothes, weapons, jewellery and food. On Saturday 9th there’s the Viking Festival of Fire with a torchlit parade starting at the Viking Village at 8.00 pm and ending in the burning of Viking longboat and spectacular fireworks display.
As well as the Viking Village there’ll also be a Scottish Food and Craft Fayre open daily from 10.00 until 18.00.
Come and enjoy a shopping experience with a difference. Weather permitting you can also enjoy ‘Owl Magic’. All the owls on show have been hand reared and are used to being handled. If that’s not enough there’s the famous annual fun fair on the Promenade Car Park throughout the Festival. We wonder what the Vikings would have made of the bumper cars?
Where: Largs Promenade just opposite Nardinis.
When: September 2nd – 10th
Entry: Adults – £5.00; Children/Students/Over 60 – £2.00; Under 5s – Free.
Live at Troon
Our self-catering holidays in Ayrshire are a big favourite with golfers who come to play the many excellent golf courses in the area. But come September, the town of Troon, most famous for hosting the Open Championship, swaps golf clubs for guitars for Live at Troon. Now recognised as one of the ‘Top 5 Scottish Festivals.’
Get your tickets to come and see a wide range of brilliant tribute bands over three nights including The Complete Stone Roses, Definitely Oasis, The UK Foo Fighters plus the music of Elvis and Buddy Holly!
There’s also an excellent free ‘Fringe’ featuring a wide range of musical talent. All the profits go to local charities making a difference throughout the local community. So come and have a really good time and help raise money for a really good cause.
Where: Troon Concert Hall, Troon
When: September 8th – 10th
Entry: Entry to the Fringe is FREE. Tickets to other events from here
Ayrshire has several National Trust attractions in the area such as Robert Burn’s birthplace, or Culzean Castle, we offer you complimentary family entrance tickets when you book holiday with us, for more details visit here.