Ayr, Scotland

Ayr is a popular seaside resort, situated 36 miles south of Glasgow on the sea front. It has gorgeous lush leafy suburbs and large selection of places to stay.

Ayr Racecourse, dating back to the 16th century, runs many Flat and National Hunt meetings throughout the year and is particularly famous as the venue of the Scottish Grand National, the Ayrshire Handicap and the Ayr Gold Cup.

Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns, was born in Alloway, on the outskirts of the town, visitors can make a trip to his birthplace, Burns Cottage, and also the Tam O'Shanter Experience. There are also a number of castles and forts in the area to visit. Nearby Arran island is also worth a visit.

Things to See and Do

* Wallace Tower
* Ayr Racecourse
* Maclaurin Gallery and Rozelle House
* Burns Cottage
* Tam O’Shanter Experience

General information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Population – 50,000
Electricity – 2 vertical Square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The port of Ayr passenger terminal is located on the Ayr river, approximately 1km from downtown Ayr.

Transport Links - Ayr's closest airport is Glasgow Prestwick International, which is approximately 4 miles from the centre of Ayr.
Ayr has a bus depot with buses going to villages & towns all over Ayrshire, there is also an X77 bus which goes to Glasgow on a regular basis. Situated in Burns Statue Sq. is the train station which carries passengers to several towns and also Glasgow Central Station. There are ferry services from Larne to Cairnryan, Belfast to Stranraer, Ardrossan to Brodick and Largs to Cumbrae. High speed ferries are available from Belfast and Larne to Troon.

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