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Don't go to Irvine !!!
Irvine in General
Member Name: gailsmith
Irvine in General
Date: 25/07/00, updated on 25/07/00 (84 review reads)
Advantages: good hotel
Disadvantages: nothing to do in Irvine
I went on holiday to Irvine in Scotland last year, it certainly ISN'T the pace to go!!!
we only decided to go there because we got cheap hotel accomodation through the daily mail.
I'd never been to Scotland before and always wanted to go, there were a few hotels around Scoptland to choose from but we chose Irvine as it was on the coast.
We took the train up there and got a taxi from Irvine station to the hotel, we knew as soon as the taxi driver asked us if we'd come to visit friends that we'd made a mistake.
No wonder the person in tourist informatrion gave me a funny look when I asked her the way to the beach!!!
Beach? you must be joking!!! there is absolutely nothing whatsoever in Irvine.
All we could see was the sea.
We made our way to the coast and found a sign with a map on : fairground, go-carts, crazy golf, maze ect.
well, we thought, this looks good, so off we went in search of all this fun, all we found were fields, whether there was once all this entertainment or they are intending to build it I don't know, but there was nothing there.
Even the town is crap, no nice little gift shops, just ordinary shops you'll find in any other town.
The only good thing was the hotel, it was a Thistle hotel and it was brilliant, indoor swimming pool, jaccuzzi,
pool table and even ther own golf course which you can use whenever you like, needless to say we spent most of our holiday in the hotel !!!.