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History of Largs Scotland


Evolving from a combination of multiple estates, lorded over by in the Montgomeries in the Sixteenth Century, Largs has an interesting history unique to its location. The first Sir Robert Montgomerie originally built Skelmorie Aisle in the old Kirk of Largs as a family mausoleum. It is the only remaining vestibule of the old kirk in modern times.

Starting off merely as a small village as a support structure essentially around its kirk, Largs became quite a busy and popular sea side town and port a couple hundred years later. The 19th century brought a construction boon to the village, as many big hotels were erected, which increased the town’s popularity. 1895 saw the railway come in to service in the area, making the town even more popular. In that day, it was fashionable to live in Largs, so many mansions were also built and famous people came to reside in the area. Read the full story

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