Shopping in Ayrshire

[caption id="attachment_726" align="alignleft" width="300"] Barony Shopping Centre, Kilwinning[/caption] Ayrshire is a unique shopping experience with a range of towns and villages to visit and explore. The pretty seaside town of Largs has everything you would expect from a traditional seaside resort - a Victorian promenade, sandy beach and ice cream parlours including the famous Nardinis. There are lots of independent boutiques and gift shops to suit even the most discerning shopper. Just south of Largs is West Kilbride, Scotland’s only designated Craft Town. With artist studios and craft galleries, West Kilbride is the ideal opportunity to escape the high street and buy unique gifts direct from the artist.   Kilmarnock is brimming with history, culture, and leisure but for shoppers, there’s also a great choice, with an extensive range of both high street names and independent retailers offering a very diverse range of products. The historic core is centred around John Finnie Street and Bank Street with the former recognised as one of the finest examples of a Scottish Victorian street with its beautiful red sandstone buildings. Bank Street is a pretty, cobbled street with a medieval layout presided over by the New Laigh Kirk. Today, it is a thriving hub of wonderful independent shops and cafes and the perfect place to spend a few hours shopping and relaxing.   [caption id="attachment_723" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ayr High Street[/caption] Shopping in the coastal towns of Ayr and Prestwick is an enjoyable experience with golden beaches, seafront promenades, leafy avenues and beautiful parks. The towns offer a vibrant mix of well known high street stores and independent boutiques. And, at the end of a busy day’s shopping, enjoy the wide range of cafes and restaurants serving delicious local produce.