Ayr is a lively town with a popular beach and coast and lovely countryside all around, along with plenty of entertainment and leisure activities. For an evening out, you could visit the Gaity Theatre which hosts a range of shows including drama, music, comedy, opera and musicals. For a meal out in the town, there’s a host of restaurants catering for all different tastes with a large range of cuisines, and you’ll find plenty of bars and pubs if your spending a night out.
Shopping in the town, you’ll find a good range of independent shops along with well known high street stores, and includes the Ayr Central Shopping Centre. Business conference venues in the town include those at Ayr Racecourse and the Citadel Leisure Centre, and Glasgow Prestwick Airport serves the town for international flights and Glasgow International Airport is 34 miles away.
Ayr Car Hire
Wherever you are in Ayr, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Ayr car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are some places to visit while you’re in Ayr:
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
You can come and visit this fascinating Museum where you can see Burns Cottage, the birthplace of the world famous 18th century poet, Robert Burns. Here you can also see exhibits relating to the poet’s life and writings including personal items and manuscripts.
Alloway Auld Kirk
Not far from Burns Cottage, you can find the ruins of this old 16th century church, which is known for being the scene for Robert Burns’ poem, Tam O’ Shanter. In the church’s graveyard are buried both Burns’ father and sister.
Culzean Castle House and Gardens
A short distance from Ayr, you can visit the 18th century Culzean Castle, which was designed by Robert Adam. The building is situated on a cliff on the lovely Ayrshire coast and you can have a guided tour around the house with features such as the elegant oval shaped staircase, and large armoury collection and fine furniture and works of art, and all set within beautiful gardens and woods.
Why not have a day at Ayr Racecourse, where you can enjoy the exciting flat and jump races in a lively atmosphere. You can have a meal to complete your day, and even book your own private box from where you can enjoy a great view of the races.
Heads of Ayr Farm Park
This Park makes a great family day out, where you can see an assortment of animals including monkeys, meerkats, goats, llamas, a camel, guinea pigs, as well as birds. Children can also enjoy the play barn with activities such as giant slides, along with an assault course, quad bikes, bumper boats and a range of other activities.
Citadel Leisure Centre
You can enjoy a large selection of sporting and leisure facilities at this Centre, such as squash courts, a range of sports in the hall, swimming pool, gym and spa which includes saunas and steam room.
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