In and Around Ayr
Ayr Auld Brig
Built approximately 1491, designated for pedestrians only.
Ayr Auld Kirk
Fine church dates from 1650's. Burns the poet was baptised here and sometimes attended
Golf courses, grounds and beautiful gardens are open to the public. Mansion house
now a hotel. Situated south of Ayr.
Citadel Leisure Centre
Leisure centre with fitness studio, gymnasium, sports hall, spa suite, squash courts
and swimming pools. Tel: 01292 269793.
Riverside walk, gardens, caravan park.
Present castle built in the 15th century on the site of an ancient iron age fort.
Research indicated that the original fort may well have been an Arthurian stronghold
and one of the possible sites of Camelot.
Haven Holiday Park
Holiday Complex with full range of facilities for all the family. Open first week
in March until last weekend in October.
Heads of Ayr Farm Park
Working farm open to the public. Various attractions of exotic animals including
llama, Vietnamese pot bellied pigs. Indoor play area with various facilities. On
A719 between Alloway and Dunure.
Attractive wood above River Ayr. Associations with Burns' hero William Wallace.
Four miles east of Ayr.
One of the few examples in Scotland of substantial town house of early 16th century.
Restored as a cultural centre. Situated in Boat Vennal in Ayr town centre.
South Harbour Street, sentinel post on the wall of Cromwellian Citadel was converted
as an observation house by a Victorian owner.
Ayr New Bridge
Second new bridge. 19th century replacement of 18th century bridge.
Steeple erected in 1795, dominates the entrance to what was formerly Newton-on-Ayr
Parish Church which was erected in 1777. One of the few remaining examples of Georgian
architecture in the district.
St. John's Tower
All that remains of the great Burgh Kirk of St. John the Baptist. Open to the public
by arrangement. On 26th April 1315 after Bannockburn, the Scottish Parliament met
here and confirmed the succession of the Scots Crown.
One hundred and thirteen feet high Neo-Gothic tower in High Street, Ayr. Statue
of Sir William Wallace by local self-taught sculptor, Sir James Thom.