Ayrshire & Arran
Ayr is a popular seaside resort in the heart of Burns Country. Situated 36 miles south of Glasgow it has a sea front, leafy suburbs and large selection of places to stay.
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 the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum nearby.
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.
Ayr is close to Glasgow Prestwick International Airport and Prestwick Golf Club, where the first Open Championship was held in1860.
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