Things to do in Ayr
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The Royal Burgh of Ayr in the south-west of Scotland is situated on the Firth of
Clyde and is the largest coastal town in South Ayrshire.
This famous county town offers excellent shopping facilities and counts branches
of the main multiple stores alongside a wide range of interesting individually owned
shops. Add a selection of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets, many
serving local produce and Ayr Town Centre has everything you need for a great day
Energetic visitors can choose from a range of outdoor sports including tennis, bowling
and golf, whilst the town's Citadel Leisure Centre, situated at Ayr Harbour,
is a first class venue for indoor activities including swimming and keep fit.
Golf Courses in Ayr
Ayr boasts three public golf courses – Belleisle, arguably the
finest public parkland course in the United Kingdom; Seafield, located in the magnificent
grounds of Belleisle, offers a classic combination of links and parkland course;
and Dalmilling, set between Ayr's famous racecourse and the A77, plays over open
parkland. Play on some of the best
golf courses in Scotland.
A stroll around one of Ayr's beautifully kept parks and gardens which include Belleisle,
Rozelle and Craigie or an exhilarating walk along the seafront promenade provide
a more leisurely experience.
Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns, was born in Alloway, on
the southern outskirts of Ayr. A visit to the Burns National Heritage Park
is a must to see the poet's birthplace, Burns Cottage, the Burns Monument, Brig
O'Doon and Alloway Kirk. Work is underway on the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum which
should be complete in 2010.
Ayr Scottish Grand National
Scotland's premier horse racing centre, Ayr Racecourse, is based in Ayr and offers more racing
days than any other Scottish course including the Scottish Grand National
and Ayr Gold Cup.
Ayr United Football Club
is South Ayrshire's senior football club. Known as the Honest Men - from
Robert Burns famous poem Tam O'Shanter. Their home ground, Somerset Park, is located
at Somerset Road, Ayr.
Ayr was awarded Fairtrade Town Status on 26 February 2007. Local businesses,
retailers, caterers, organisations and schools are providing Fairtrade products in Ayr.