Saltcoats.co.uk » Things To Do http://www.saltcoats.co.uk Just another WordPress weblog Mon, 02 Nov 2009 09:43:53 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 What To See When Walking The Saltcoats Town Trail http://www.saltcoats.co.uk/35/what-to-see-when-walking-the-saltcoats-town-trail/ http://www.saltcoats.co.uk/35/what-to-see-when-walking-the-saltcoats-town-trail/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2009 15:05:30 +0000 admin http://www.saltcoats.co.uk/?p=35 The Saltcoats Town Trail is truly a wonder unto itself. Letting you see many historical landmarks as well as modern day buildings and businesses, the trail is a loop that one can walk around the main part of the town area. Walking the trail will take you back in time and let you experience the laid back attitude that many Saltcoats inhabitants enjoyed and pretty much still do.

Most start their trek on the Saltcoats Town Trail at the Saltcoats Railway Station. Immediately you will start to see such historic buildings as the Town House, which was built in 1826. There are many old houses you will come across as you steadily make your way down the street. You will soon find yourself at the house of the famous Captain Betsy Miller, who was a note-worthy sea captain. She passed away in the year 1864 and it was said that she might have been the only woman sea captain that actually sailed.

Such places as The Grange Hotel and The Windy-ha are both aging, fine hotels and can be seen on the trail. The Saltcoats Free Church can be seen close by and it served as the Free Church Academy for students. Sights such as The Braes, which is located by the shipbuilding yards and Saltpans, can be seen. There is also a creek nearby that many smugglers used many years ago when smuggling in their tobacco, whiskey rum and other contraband. You will have no problem envisioning a time, as the atmosphere hangs heavy, when illegal wares were smuggled and pedaled through the streets.

On the trail you will find North Aryshire Museum, which house many relics of years past and times almost forgotten. Your trek along the Saltcoats Town Trail will end at Landsborough and Trinity Church and will put you back where you began. The streets are colorfully lined and dotted with gorgeous planting of flowers and perfectly manicured lawns and yards. As you explore the Saltcoats Town Trail, the quaint old world feel grabs you. There are many new buildings and businesses that have taken up residence and offer a dose of modern day as well.

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West Scotland Stagecoach and Travel http://www.saltcoats.co.uk/29/west-scotland-stagecoach-and-transit-system/ http://www.saltcoats.co.uk/29/west-scotland-stagecoach-and-transit-system/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2009 01:06:24 +0000 admin http://www.saltcoats.co.uk/?p=29 Stagecoach West Scotland has bus services that reach a large area of Scotland. They operate regularly throughout West Scotland. The buses are well recognized, emblazoned with their vivid colors of blue, red, white and orange. This transit system got its start in 1997 and has continued its reign as the main transit bus system of the area. Throughout West Scotland, the main bus station depots are located in nine different locations.

They have made great amounts of upgrades to their buses and transit system and they now possess the most modernized fleet of Scotland. Many of their buses are equipped for easy access with entry and exit ramps that have few/no steps to climb or descend. Wheelchairs can easily roll onto and off the buses, with very little effort. Some of the company’s buses are built with top-notch, modern double-decker bus seating and are constructed for maximum passenger safety.

One can easily go online or call by phone to find out all the times and services that are offered by the Stagecoach West Scotland transit system. It is a very economical way to see landmarks and travel around while on vacation or if you live there. They offer bargain ticketing and have many different tickets for travel that you can purchase. These tickets allow you access to the system and many other bonuses as well. The system has staff ready to assist you with your journey travel and plans.

If you are shopping while you are traveling, many of the Stagecoach’s buses have specially designated areas where your shopping buggies and the like can be parked while you ride. Whether you are a frequent traveler or just travel occasionally, the bus system is an ideal way to travel. It helps save on money as well. Do inquire about special group discounted rates and offers if you are traveling in groups,. Remember, you want to save as much money as you possibly can while traveling.

Stagecoach West Scotland is also embarking on some pretty interesting endeavors to keep their transit system on a continued road of modern day success. They are asking the younger generation to help come up with ideas to make the system better and more appealing to all age groups. It looks like the company is well on its way to many years of success and service.

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