Complete with a charming seafront, leafy suburbs, a range of places to stay and only 37 miles south west of Glasgow, Ayr can be described as the main town in South Ayrshire. It has a busy town centre perfect for the eager shopper, with an endless choice of shops and supermarkets close by. The expansive beach provides splendid views of the nearby Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre and attracts crowds on a sunny day. Ayr is famous for its racecourse, dating back to the 16th century; it runs many Flat and National Hunt meetings throughout the year and is particularly famous as the venue of the Scottish Grand National and the Ayr Gold Cup. Regardless of the weather, there is a lot to do including going to the cinema and bowling.
Eat and Drink
Whether it is a lively family lunch or a peaceful evening meal you are looking for, Ayr’s Victorian town centre has plenty of bars and restaurants to cater for every need.
Sport and Recreation
There are numerous gyms in the area including Bannatyne Health Club. The town is also home of Ayr Racecourse, the famous venue of the Scottish Grand National. It also holds annual Ladies Days and corporate events attracting many. River Ayr runs through the centre and for keen golfers a choice of three public golf courses. Families will enjoy a day at the Farm Park or a day trip to the nearby Isle of Arran by ferry.
Further benefits include a choice of primary schools and five secondary schools, additionally Ayr College.
Ayr has excellent transport links with frequent trains travelling from the station to Glasgow; additionally there is the X77 bus service to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station.