Ayr Travel Guide

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Ayr Overview

The town of Ayr sits in the heart of Robert Burns country, Scotland's most celebrated poet, who had strong links to Ayrshire and the neighbouring region of Dumfries and Galloway.

Ayr is a seaside town and the home of a busy port, where ships continue to do business. The beachfront affords good views on clear days across to the Isle of Arran.

There are many opportunities for leisure and sports activities in the town, ranging from the famous Racecourse to supporting local football teams, as well as curling, rugby and competitive lawn bowling.

Ayr is serviced by a main line train from Glasgow, and is often used as a hub to explore the surrounding area, which includes Prestwick (which has an international airport) and Alloway, as well as the range of hisotrical buildings, including Culzean Castle, Kelburn Castle and ruins at Dunure.