Local to do List


Ayrshire is the home of a wide range of attractions, activities and events. It is the home of over 30 golf courses including the famous Turnberry, Royal Troon and Old Prestwick. Ayr is also the home of Scottish Bowling Association clubs. Ayr stages the Scottish National Championship Bowling event.

Golf South Ayrshire

Golf South AyrshireSouth Ayrshire is often referred to as Scotland’s golf coast. This stunning coastline boasts the inaugural home of The Open Championship, two out of five current Scottish Open venues and a range of public courses each boasting their own unique character.

For full details of all Golf South Ayrshire courses and contact details for other courses click here.

Ayr Racecourse

Ayr RacecourseAyr Racecourse is Scotland's Premier Racecourse, home to the Coral Scottish Grand National in April, and the William Hill (Ayr) Gold Cup Festival in September. As a dual purpose track, holding both National Hunt and Flat fixtures.

For more information about Ayr Race Course and racing fixtures click here.

Burns National Heritage Park

Burns National Heritage ParkWork has begun on site in Alloway, but visitors to the Burns National Heritage Park can still visit the Cottage, Tam O’ Shanter Experience, Auld Kirk, Brigg o’ Doon, Burns Monument and beautiful memorial gardens. The new museum will be open by Summer 2010. The world’s most significant Burns collection will also continue to be displayed in the current museum and the historic Burns Monument and beautiful commemorative gardens are a fitting tribute to the life of Scotland ’s National Bard.

For more the latest details during this exciting phase of redevelopment click here.

Culzean Castle

Culzean CastleCulzean is one of Scotland's best loved Castles, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Situated on the South Ayrshire coast, just off the A719, Culzean Castle is located 12 miles south of Ayr and 4 miles west of Maybole.

For opening hours, admission prices and directions click here.



Eating Out


Ayr has a good variety of cosmopolitan eateries within a 2-mile distance.
These consist of both eating in and carry out places.

TREEHOUSE (AYR)
CECCHINI'S (AYR)
Treehouse
Cecchini's
 
 
ELLIOTS (PRESTWICK)
SAFFY'S (AYR)
Elliots
Saffy's - Cafe - Bar - Brasserie



For Children


There are many activities for children in Ayr.

Miller House is located between Ayr Railway Stattion and Ayr beach where you can a stroll along the promenade enjoying an ice cream or play on the sand and in the water.

The esplanade located south of Ayr harbour has a well equipped and recently refurbished children's play area. There is a range of free activities for visitors to enjoy. This is located right next to Ayr beach which is predominately sand. From picnics and sand castles to paddling, collecting shells and playing games, you can always find something to do.

Indoor Play Areas
Kidz Play
Heads of Ayr Farm Park
Pirate Pete’s
Indoor Play Areas
Kidz Play
Heads of Ayr Farm Park
Pirate Pete's