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Busy pedestrian street with shops.

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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Eat and Drink

Ayr
A fresh salad with cheese and fruit

The Jockey Club Restaurant at Western House Hotel

The Jockey Club Restaurant at Western House Hotel offers superb food prepared by our team of top chefs. Ingredients are sourced from local suppliers and farms. The Jockey Club has gained the reputation of being one of the best dining experiences in Scot...
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tables by the window

Aldente Ayr

Authentic Italian trattoria packed with local produce. We serve authentic pizza, pasta, seafood and local meat dishes cooked fresh everyday.
Ayr
A selection of pakora

3Idiots

3idiots Indian Restaurant & Takeaway is authentic, Indian Tapas-style food. This allows our customers to enjoy a little bit of everything! The chef’s home-made food is fresh, healthy and packed with flavour. Gone are the days of additional oils and ...
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juicy steak

Fairfield House Hotel

The Fairfield House Hotel restaurant offers a relaxing and comfortable dining experience combined with culinary excellence marked by its prestigious AA rosette. The menu features traditional Scottish fayre with a modern twist and is fully complemen...
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A curry dish

Priya Authentic Indian Kitchen

Priya Authentic Indian Kitchen is an Indian cuisine restaurant that caters also for takeaway and deliveries. Priya is a celebration of Indian flavour and hospitality. Immerse yourself in a mouth-watering experience and awaken your tastebuds with our aut...
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battered fish and chips

Savoy Park

At Savoy Park, you’ll immediately feel welcome and at home. The hotel has been under the stewardship of the Henderson family for over sixty years. You’ll experience genuine great bedrooms, hospitality, friendly, professional service and excellent fresh ...

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Static caravans

Crofthead Holiday Park

Crofthead Holiday Park is a family owned and run treasure hidden in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside yet only a mere two miles from Ayr beach front and town centre.Here you are guaranteed peace, relaxation and beautiful views!
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Exterior of woodcroft cottage

Woodcroft Holiday Cottages

Woodcroft holiday cottages is a group of well-selected properties that are very comfortable for people who wish a shorter stay for a holiday or for work in Ayrshire, they are bright and light near to the town centre but in a leafy avenue with private wa...
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stylish livingroom with sofas a fireplace

No 7 Barns Terrace

No 7 Barns Terrace provides luxury self catering accommodation in the bustling town of Ayr in South West Scotland. It is a 3 storey town house located in a Georgian terrace. Set back off the road this private terrace is minutes from the beach and also f...
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Brick exterior with Juliette balcony

Doonbank Cottage

Whether you’re looking for a one night business stopover, a couple of nights to attend a wedding at the Brig o’ Doon, or a one or two week holiday break, Doonbank offers an exclusive, flexible and private self-catering accommodation base for you to rela...
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Dining area with bi fold doors opening ton to garden

Donnini Apartments

Donnini provide personal, unforgettable stays throughout stunning Ayrshire and we pride ourselves on putting our guests at the heart of it all. We offer guests more than you might expect – indulge yourself in our spacious, modern apartments and villas w...
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a roaring fire with a vase of flowers in the foreground

The Judges Rest Coastal Apartment

A quality ground floor apartment close to the beach and outdoor activity area and within easy walking distance of the town centre with its great restaurants. This stylish apartment offers two bedrooms and can sleep five persons, has a luxurious bathr...

See and Do

Ayr
Ayr united logo

Ayr United Football Club

Professional football club currently competing in the Scottish Championship. Alongside the Ayr United Football Academy and Women’s club, delivering community projects throughout South Ayrshire.
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kids play teepee

Little Play Planet

Kids have fun exploring our mini play town in Ayr. Little Play Planet is Ayrshire’s first indoor children’s role play café and birthday party venue.
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Ayr Town Hall

Ayr Town Hall

Ayr Town Hall is situated in the heart of the historic seaside town. The category ‘A’ listed building dating back to 1827 dominates the Town centre skyline with its 277ft steeple. Situated on the main bus route and only a short walk to the beach, it is ...
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Exterior of stone townhouse dating to the early 16th century.

Loudoun Hall

Loudon Hall was built around 1513 by James Tait, a wealthy burgess of Ayr. It’s one of the earliest examples in Scotland of a townhouse of the late medieval period, has been restored by the Saltire Society, and is worth a visit. It began as three vau...
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Wallace Tower

Wallace Tower

The Wallace Tower was built in 1882 replacing the first Wallace tower (Auld tour) which was owned by the Wallace family of Craigie and is located in Ayr’s High Street and is a Neo Gothic monument standing 113 ft in height.  The tower was designe...
Ayr
In Time escape room logo and lantern

In Time Escape Rooms

Explore, collect clues, solve puzzles, and uncover the mysteries to escape In Time!Designed, built, and run by escape room lovers – our games offer unique and immersive fun across our 3 themed games, for teams of 2-20 players.

Events

Ayr
Dove with text
Saturday 27 August
10.30am - 5.30pm
£15 (Ayr Choral members £10)

Come and Sing: The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace) by Karl Jenkins

Ayr Choral are launching their exciting 2022-23 Season with a warm invitation to a day of singing one of the most performed and loved choral works of the 20th century. Come along to Castlehill Church in Ayr on 27th August to sing The Armed Man (A Mass f...
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Statue and mask.
16 July - 2 October
Free
Family friendly event

Henry Moore: Threads of Influence

Rozelle House Museum and Galleries present a fascinating exhibition that shows us the variety of ways Henry Moore created artwork. His work is exhibited alongside some fascinating objects that give us an idea of his influences throughout his career. ...
Ayr
Sketch of John Fergusson
Friday 6 October
7pm
Free
Family friendly event

Robert Fergusson: his life and poetry at Carnegie Library

Join Bill Boyd as he gives an account of the life of Robert Fergusson. He is the little-known predecessor of Robert Burns, an Edinburgh-born poet whose poems in Scots were to become a huge influence on Scotland’s national bard, and whom Burns himself de...
Ayr
photograph of Andrew Carnegie
Wednesday 21 September
7pm
Free
Family friendly event

Andrew Carnegie Talks by Dave Dewar at Carnegie Library

At aged 12 Andrew Carnegie with his penniless family emigrated from Dunfermline to America. By 35, he was a millionaire and, when he sold his company Carnegie Steel at aged 66, he became the richest man in the world. But not for long, as he proceeded to...
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Odeon Cinema logo on large screen.

Odeon Ayr

State-of-the-art chain cinema for blockbusters in 2-D or 3-D format, plus family and student deals. We’ve got 4 screens of film magic, all screening stunning RealD 3D and perfectly located in the centre of town. You can treat yourself to a superior c...
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Pedal Ayr
Sunday 28 August
9.30am - 1pm
Free
Family friendly event

Pedal Ayr

Pedal Ayr is a fun, welcoming, free-to-enter cycling event for people new to cycling and families. Is this ride for me? If you’re looking for a convenient, safe and exciting cycling environment, this event is for you! Pedal Ayr will cover a beg...

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