Out & About in Ayrshire


Ayrshire has a number of private golf courses and public golf courses including Belleisle, one of the finest public golf courses in the United Kingdom. There are a number of championship courses in Ayrshire. You have the home of the very first Open championship at Prestwick Golf Club and current Open Championship courses, Royal Troon and Turnberry less than 10 miles from Ayr.

Golf South Ayrshire
Home for Golf South Ayrshire with information on local golf courses and accommodation throughout South Ayrshire
Prestwick Golf Club
The Birthplace Of The Open Championship Prestwick Golf Club extends a warm welcome to all golfers from around the world wishing to come and enjoy our testing traditional Links.
Prestwick St Cuthbert
At Prestwick St Cuthbert Golf Club, we are renowned for the warm welcome shown to all visitors and members alike along with the quality of our fantastic parkland golf course.
Royal Troon
The Open will return to the Ayrshire coast in 2016 when the 145th Championship is played at Royal Troon. It will be the ninth time that the Championship has been held over the famous links, most recently in 2004 when veteran American Todd Hamilton overcame three-time major champion Ernie Els in a play-off.
Turnberry Golf Course
Imagine rolling hills, sandy dunes, a stiff breeze blowing off the Ayrshire coast. Before designer courses, before manicured greens and major championships, these lands inspired local Scots to play the game of golf. Beloved since its first formal course was built in 1901, Turnberry's fairways have been shared by the game's elite and casual enthusiasts from around the globe. Even the conversion of its links to runways during two world wars could not diminish the desire to play here, a place made for golf, where countless competitions have been waged that shall never be forgotten.

Other Useful Links

Other links to information sites around Ayrshire

Daily Record Ayr
All the latest news, views, sport and pictures from Ayr and South Ayrshire. We bring you the best coverage of local stories and events from the Ayrshire Post newspaper, plus Ayr-related content from the Daily Record, Sunday Mail and our digital team seven days a week.
Visit Scotland - Ayrshire
The wonderful region of Ayrshire & Arran offers an extensive selection of great things to see and do. Play a range of challenging golf courses, battle the waves in a kayak or tackle one of the rugged peaks on The Isle of Arran. You'll find varied wildlife, tempting local food, drinks and crafts, and a fascinating history and heritage.

Places & Activities

Ayrshire is full of history, wonderful countryside and things to do. Here is just a selection of them

Ayr Racecourse
Ayr Racecourse, the premier Racecourse in Scotland and home to the Scottish Grand National and Ayr Gold Cup Festivals Offering first class Horse Racing, Corporate Hospitality and Entertainment, Conference and Events and Weddings
Ayrshire Alps
The hill roads of South Carrick make up the ultimate road cyclist’s playground. Popularly referred to as ‘The Ayrshire Alps’, the terrain offers fantastic scenery, cycle friendly roads, and a tough cycling challenge.
Culzean Castle
Culzean is one of Scotland's best loved Castles, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Situated on the South Ayrshire coast, just off the A719, Culzean Castle is located 12 miles south of Ayr and 4 miles west of Maybole
Galloway Activity Centre
Choose from: Sailing, Windsurfing, Powerboating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Outdoor Laser Quest, Archery, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Climbing/Abseiling and more... Our aim is to give you a memorable holiday in a safe and friendly family atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you.
Galloway Forest Park
The Galloway Forest Park offers plenty for you and your family to see and do. Whether you choose to explore the rugged yet majestic grandeur of the mountains, the extensive forest floors in search for the snuffling of animals, or even gazing at the sky - for either spotting birds of prey on patrol or for the incredible experience of watching far away galaxies and standing in awe of the darkest sky in Europe, peppered with stars.
Heads of Ayr Farm Park
Whatever the weather, you'll find plenty of things to see and do, with activities for all ages. We've almost 50 different types of animal, each with its own particular charm. Meet them, touch them, feed them! You could play all day at our farm park! It's packed with fantastic activities like indoor and outdoor play areas, Quads and Boats, thrilling Ringo Sledging, Camelot Castle and the Combine Castle.
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
The most important collection of Burns’s life and works, at Burns Cottage and museum in Alloway, Ayrshire
The Gaiety Theatre & Arts Centre
Ayr Gaiety Theatre Arts Centre Ayr Facilities including the main theatre, studio theatre and Stage Door cafe, bar and restaurant as part of the social and cultural life in Ayr

With beautiful scenery, fascinating history, outdoor activities, some of the finest golf courses in the world, ancient castles, stunning country parks and gardens, bustling market towns and captivating visitor attractions there is plenty to do in Ayrshire

Our cottages have beautifully designed interiors and have everything you need for a self catering holiday. Stunning views from your garden top off the experience

If you fancy dining out, going to the theatre, visiting the beach or doing some shopping, the town of Ayr has an abundance of amenities and is only a few miles from our cottages

Set in the Ayrshire countryside yet close to all major amenities, our cottages are the perfect location for relaxation.