The Ayrshire coast is home to dozens of picture postcard destinations, top family attractions and things to see and do. In the next in our series of holiday guides, we shine a light on the nearby resort of Ayr.
With its charming seafront, esplanade and beach, it’s easy to see why this place is so popular among visitors.
It is the largest coastal town in South Ayrshire and is a lively destination with great shopping, combining independent traders with big high street names. However, it’s much more than just a shopping destination.
Love your food? Ayr is home to a huge range of cafes and restaurants, serving up a wide variety of local and continental dishes.
Another huge draw for visitors is the town’s famous racecourse, which dates back to the 16th Century. Here you can catch many Flat and National Hunt meetings, which run throughout the year and the Scottish Grand National, Ayrshire Handicap and Ayr Gold Cup. So, if you fancy a flutter or just love your racing there really are few better places to catch all the action…
Scotland’s famous bard
Ayr is also the home town of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard. He was born in Alloway, on the outskirts of the town, and it’s well worth visiting the impressive Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. The museum is made up of six different sites, including Burns Cottage, where he and his family lived. Here you can see where the great man spent his early years and lived side by side with their farm animals, ate their meals and read by the fire, where Burns got his earliest schooling.
If, like many visitors to Scotland, you love your golf then Ayr is the place to be, with several golf courses nearby including Belleisle, Seafield and Dalmilling. All three courses offer a real challenge to golfers of all abilities and are a must for golf fans. Just don’t forget your clubs!
Book your caravan holiday in Scotland today and make sure you explore Ayr during your stay with us.