Ayrshire is a region rich in Scottish history, where historic castles and tower-houses, some in ruins, some preserved, remain throughout the countryside.
The region is renowned for the quality of its food and many local restaurants reflect this. With an abundance of delicious fresh fish and seafood, top quality beef and mouth-watering Ayrshire potatoes or ‘tatties’ as they are known, you will find excellent food wherever you go.
Highlights include the numerous beautiful beaches, Culzean Castle and a visit to Burns Cottage in Alloway, birthplace of Scotland’s favourite son, Robert Burns.
The main town of Ayr (18 miles from Turnberry) has a wide range of shops, bars, clubs and restaurants, plus several golf courses, horse racing, theatres, a cinema, play centres, farm parks and crazy golf.
Nearby Girvan, where you will find restaurants, shops and a lovely beach, is an unspoilt seaside town which offers a diverse range of sporting pursuits as well as many art and craft activities.
To help you plan your visit, we’ve highlighted some of Ayr’s shopping and entertainment options: