locality of Girvan has a reported population of 8,000 inhabitants.
Previously it was a fishing port and now also acts as a seaside
resort having beaches and also cliffs. This place is 20 miles to the
south of Ayr and also 30 miles to the north of Stranraer, which is
also a main ferry location from Scotland going to Northern Ireland.
places that might be of interest include first of all Culzean
Castle, which is situated to the north of Girvan by a few miles. It
was previously the home for the Marquess of Alisa and is now under
the ownership of the National Trust for Scotland. The design of the
castle is as an "L-plan". It was built by stages from 1777 to 1792
and has a big drum tower. It was reopened in April 2011 after a
refurbishment undertaking that was done on it.