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
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..
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..
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..
Esplanade GB - Ayr KA7 1DT
Prix Prices from : 50 £
Boasting panoramic views over the Clyde to the Isle of Arran, and only 5-minutes’ walk from Ayr town centre, the hotel presents itself as the ideal base from which to explore the beauty of Ayrshire. The hotel is a highly recommended choice for gol..
1 Barns Street GB - Ayr KA7 1XB
The Aurora Boutique Hotel is a small, cosy and stylish hotel a minutes walk from Ayr town centre and a 2-minute walk from the beach. Built in 1803, the Grade B listed Georgian building is owned and run by a friendly, helpful family. Bedrooms have s..
2-4 Cassillis Street GB - Ayr KA7 1DW
Prix Prices from : 30 £
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, Craigie Rd GB - KA8 0HA Ayr
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.
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.
GB - KA6 5AL Annbank
Old Loans Rd GB - KA10 7HL Loans
GB - KA26 9LT Turnberry