Things to see and do - Ayr
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Ayr is the Clyde estuary's main holiday resort and is a good starting point for exploring Burns Country. This lively resort is close to Prestwick International Airport and renowned golf courses. It boasts vast sandy beaches bordered by its esplanade, several charming parks, traditional leisure activities and Scotland's principal racecourse, where the Scottish Grand National and Ayr Gold Cup are held.
Tourist attractions Ayr : Things to see and do
Murdoch’s Lone GB - Alloway KA7 4PQ
Alloway is the birthplace of the poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796), whose birthday on 25 January is celebrated by Scots throughout the world. Built by William Burns, his eldest son, Robert, was born in the roadside cottage on 25 January 1759. The stable..
A719 GB - Maybole KA19 8LE
Culzean (pronounced Cullane) in its dramatic clifftop setting was once again the work of the talented Robert Adam (1728-1792), commissioned by the Kennedy family to transform the old castle. Although he was a classicist, Adam added arrow slits and ba..
GB - Ayr KA71
This 13C bridge, immortalised by Burns, was supposedly financed by two sisters whose betrothed were both drowned when attempting to ford the river in spate. The small cobbled bridge has survived although the neighbouring bridge was swept away in a st..
Prestwick Road GB - Ayr KA8 8LD
Close to the town centre and Ayr Racecourse, this small, family-run hotel is just metres from Newton-on-Ayr Railway Station and within easy reach of Glasgow Prestwick Airport. The well-appointed and comfortable en suite rooms provide good, clean acc..
2-4 Cassillis Street GB - Ayr KA7 1DW
In the oldest part of town, just 2 minutes' walk from Ayr's sandy beach and the town centre, this charming, family-run hotel offers lovely rooms, tasty Scottish breakfasts and free Wi-Fi and parking. Next to Ayr's historic St John's Tower, the Arran..
Ayr Racecourse, 2 Craigie Road GB - Ayr KA8 0HA
Prix Prices from : 65 £
An award-winning hotel located in Ayrshire, 5 minutes' drive from Prestwick International Airport and with easy links by rail and road to Glasgow and Edinburgh city centre. Western House Hotel is set in mature landscaped gardens and offers 10 executi..
Ayr Racecourse, Craigie Rd GB - KA8 0HA Ayr
Monktonhill Rd, Southwood GB - KA10 7EN Troon
A cavernous country house dining room with exposed rafters, huge mirrors and chandeliers - but no tapestries! Interesting set menus feature refined, flavoursome modern dishes that use the best of Scottish produce. Service is formal.
Old Loans Rd GB - KA10 7HL Loans
GB - KA6 5AL Annbank
GB - KA26 9LT Turnberry
GB - KA26 9LT Turnberry
This smart hotel restaurant boasts lovely views out across the sea. Classical French menus feature dishes true to the spirit of Auguste Escoffier. The hotel and restaurant are closing for major refurbishment from late 2015 to mid 2016.