been easier to get to Kilwinning. With the new M77 now complete,
Glasgow and Central Scotland are closer than ever. You could also
try the alternative route along the Clyde coast on the M8 as far
as Greenock, then south along the A78.
travelling from England, you really start to enjoy a breath of
fresh air when you leave the M6 behind and drive on to the M74.
You have a choice of routes. Follow the A75 west to Castle
Douglas, take the A713 northwest and you’ll be on the Galloway
Tourist Route to Ayr, driving along the eastern edge of the
Galloway Forest Park, then north on the A78 to Kilwinning.
Alternatively, you could go further west, where the equally scenic
A714 would lead you to Girvan, then north on the A77 via Ayr and
Prestwick on to the A78 for Kilwinning; or head for
enjoying the rewarding views from the upland route along the A76
then west on the A71 and north on the A78 to Kilwinning.
travelling from the Western Highlands you can reach
Arran from the
Kintyre peninsula. A delightful short ferry crossing leaves Claonaig for Lochranza on the North of
Arran in the summer,
continuing with the ferry (Caledonian MacBrayne: http://www.calmac.co.uk)
from Brodick to Ardrossan (some 55 minutes sailing time) then
south on the A78 to Kilwinning.
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