Tourism - Ayr

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 services.

Belleisle Estate
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.

Craigie Park
Riverside walk, gardens, caravan park.

Greenan Castle
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.

Leglen Wood
Attractive wood above River Ayr. Associations with Burns' hero William Wallace. Four miles east of Ayr.

Loudoun Hall
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.

Miller's Folly
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.

Newton Steeple
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.

Wallace Tower
One hundred and thirteen feet high Neo-Gothic tower in High Street, Ayr. Statue of Sir William Wallace by local self-taught sculptor, James Thom.

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