250. Ayr, Scotland United Kingdom

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Ayr is actually a popular seaside resort but not by people who are not from the area. Its the perfect spot to get a bed and breakfast and do nothing. Or walk along the beach and talk to the locals. It’s quite the hidden secret on the western coast of Scotland. When you visit, you will see what I’m talking about. I really did not want to leave at all.

Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom - Courthouse

Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom – Courthouse


Ayr is located on the western coast of Scotland in The United Kingdom. It is southwest of Glasgow and south of Troon.

How To Get Here

By Train

The service is provided by ScotRail you can book also your ticket there. You may also use Trainline.com to book tickets.

By Plane

The closest airport is Prestwick Airport (PIK) which is served by Ryanair (FR).

The nearest major airport is Glasgow International Airport (GLA)

The following airlines serve the Glasgow International Airport (GLA):

Aer Lingus (EI), Air France (AF), American Airlines (AA), Air Canada (AC), Air Transat (TS), BH Air (8H), British Airways (BA), BH Air (8H), Blue Air (0B), Condor (DE), Delta Air Lines (DL), Emirates (EK), Eurowings (EW), EasyJet Airlines (U2), flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Icelandair (FI), Jet2.com (LS), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Ryanair (FR), Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS), Wizz Air (W6) and WestJet (WS),

By Bus

The area is served by Scottish Citylink and National Express.

Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom - ScotRail Bus to Cairnryan

Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom – ScotRail Bus to Cairnryan

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Ferry


Where To Stay

I love Ayr. It’s a place that has real bed and breakfasts. I stayed at the and totally loved it. My host was pretty amazing and so was the breakfast she prepared. On the same street are several other bed and breakfasts as well. If you don’t care for these, you can also find full service hotels at your disposal around the city.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

When it comes to find a place to eat in Ayr, you have many choices and in very different genres. Walk the town a little then choose.

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

I really walked the town and explored. There’s the Esplande area down by the beach and if you desire you can just walk along the coast until you’re tired, rest and then continue. If you’ve got kids, you can have them play in the Park along the Esplanade.

There’s also Culzean Castle which is accessible by a local bus.

Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom - Brown Shetland Pony

Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom – Brown Shetland Pony

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Check out some tours from Viator.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.

Additional Information

Language: Scottish English

Currency: GBP Pound (£)

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Ayrshire and Arran Tourism



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