With stunning views across the Firth of Clyde and the wonderful peaks of Arran, Ayr is a great place to enjoy the stunning majestic Scottish countryside in a town with real history.
Robert Burns, Scotland's most famous poet and bard, was born on the outskirts of Ayr, and here you will find a range of attractions celebrating his life and legacy. You can explore Burns Cottage and The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, a modern attraction housing some of the most popular work of Scotland's most celebrated son.
Ayr Racecourse has courses for flat and jump racing, and it hosts the prestigious Scottish Grand National and the Ayr Gold Cup. There are races to catch throughout the year - the Ayr hosts more racing days than any other Scottish racecourse.
Great for golfers
Ayr is a great town for golfers and with three courses including Belleisle, one of the best parkland courses in the UK, and Seafield, a popular links course, there are plenty of challenges to any handicap. Troon Golf Course, famous as a location for the British Open, is also located nearby.
Further down the coast is the famous Culzean Castle, one of the most renowned in Scotland. The castle has stunningly preserved interiors and wonderful grounds spanning 600 acres. The castle team organises a variety of events throughout the year, including tours of the caves below the castle and outdoor theatre productions.
Ayr is also home to Pirate Pete's Family Entertainment Centre, the perfect place to take the kids for an afternoon of fun - there's a fun park with a variety of rides, a soft play area, mini golf and laser quest.