Situated between Ayr and Troon and thirty-four miles south of Glasgow, the beautiful coastal town Prestwick can be described as a popular up and coming area. Prestwick is Scotland’s oldest baronial burgh, dating back over a thousand years. The Scottish King, Robert the Bruce is said to have been cured from leprosy by the waters of Bruce’s well located at St Ninians church, which can still be seen today at the south side of Prestwick. It’s best known for its international airport where Elvis Presley himself once touched down. This town has a bustling main street, whilst maintaining a village feel.
Eat and Drink
Whether it is a coffee or a cocktail that you have a notion for, Prestwick’s main street can account for any craving with an abundance of pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants.
Our personal favorites include Bramleys for breakfast, coffee and cake at Lido and dinner at Elliots Bar & Restaurant.
Sport and Recreation
Prestwick is the birth place of The Open, Prestwick Golf Course held the first ever British Golf Open Championship in 1860 and can be found to the north of the town. There is also two other golf courses within the town St Nicholas Golf Club and St Cuthbert.
For those days when the weather isn’t nice, the town holds Ayrshire’s only indoor tennis, badminton and fitness club which has multiple indoor and outdoor courts. In addition to this there is also a 25m swimming pool with 4 lanes and a spectator area. The pool has many organised activities for all ages and levels.
Prestwick has a choice of primary schools which are all relatively central and the secondary school is Prestwick Academy.
Home of Prestwick International Airport, Ryanair’s West of Scotland Hub which offers flights to various European destinations is very popular with holidaymakers. There is also a train station with frequent trains to Ayr and Glasgow and the X77 bus service to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station stops at Prestwick Cross.