- 10 Dalrymple St, Girvan KA26 9AE
- 57 Knockcushan St, Girvan KA26 9AG
- 13 Dalrymple St, Ayrshire, Girvan KA26 9EU
- 9 Dalrymple St, Girvan KA26 9EU
Girvan is a burgh and harbor town in Carrick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. Girvan, Scotland, has a population of around 6,450 and can be found on the eastern shore of the Firth of Clyde. It is located 29 miles (47 km) north of Stranraer, the main ferry terminal connecting Scotland and Northern Ireland, and 21 miles (34 km) south of Ayr.
Girvan’s name likely comes from the river that winds through the area, and its etymology may have Brythonic roots (it could be related to the Welsh name Gearafon or Gwyrddafon, which means “river flowing through the green flourishing place,” from the words afon (or avon) and Gwyrdd (green, flourishing).
Mesolithic artifacts have been discovered in the region of Girvan, marking the earliest indication of human occupation in the area.
As part of an expansion project for the William Grant & Sons distillery between 1996 and 1998, GUARD archaeology (at the time a department of the University of Glasgow) conducted a series of archaeological digs. Iron Age roadway and three charred mounds from the late 3rd century BC to early 2nd millennium BC were uncovered in this study.
Hotels in Girvan
- Southfield Hotel
Address: 18 The Avenue, Girvan KA26 9DS, United Kingdom
- Royal Hotel
Address: 36 Montgomerie St, Girvan KA26 9HE, United Kingdom
- Woodland Bay Hotel
Address: 2 miles south of Girvan, Girvan KA26 0HP, United Kingdom
- Girvan Guest House
Address: 19 Louisa Dr, Girvan KA26 9AH, United Kingdom
- Queens Hotel
Address: 1 Montgomerie St, Girvan KA26 9HE, United Kingdom
- Glenapp Castle
Address: Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae, Girvan KA26 0NZ, United Kingdom
Universities in Girvan
- Ayr College South
Address: Carrick Buildings, Henrietta St, Girvan KA26 9AL, United Kingdom
- McKechnie Institute
Address: 40 Dalrymple St, Girvan KA26 9AE, United Kingdom
- Carrick Opportunities Centre
Address: Henrietta St, Girvan KA26 9AL, United Kingdom