Ayr

Once a bustling market town and international port, the historic town of Ayr is still thriving. It has lots of excellent shops, lively bars, well-run hotels and restaurants, plus a wide range of attractions for the whole family.

Along the wide Victorian esplanade, you’ll find an exciting play park and wide sandy beaches that are just perfect for a leisurely walk, a dip in the sea or for enjoying a delicious ice cream.

Ayr Racecourse hosts regular meetings, from the Scottish Grand National to the Ayrshire Handicap and Ayr Gold Cup. For golf enthusiasts, you can play at Belleisle, Seafield and Dalmilling courses, or for art and culture, there’s the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, the Maclaurin Art Gallery or new Ayrshire talent at regular exhibitions and creative markets at The Grain Exchange.

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