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Things to do in Ayr/Ayrshire


Ayrshire boasts 80 miles of unspoiled coastal scenery, superb sporting and recreational facilities and some of Scotland's most historical sights. There's truly something for everyone.

Ayrshire GolfGolf holds a special appeal for many of our guests, eager to test their skills on our two championship courses (Royal Troon and Turnberry) and the others nearby. April's Scottish Grand National is another great sporting occasion, and the highlight of Ayr Racecourse's annual programme. More Info »

Isle of ArranFor the history-lover, Ayrshire is steeped in the past: from Bronze Age standing stones to some of the UK's best-preserved castles, such as Culzean – often described as the 'Jewel in the Crown' of the National Trust for Scotland. Ayrshire's also the birthplace of world-renowned poet Robert Burns. You can visit his cottage within Burns National Park, the picturesque Brig O' Doon – or make a date for the Burns an' a' that! Festival in May.

Nature lovers will adore Ayr. From granite mountains to the sheltered waters of the Firth of Clyde, walkers, cyclists, fishing and sailing enthusiasts alike will find much to treasure. A trip to the Isle of Arran is a must: its incredible landscapes encapsulate the whole range of Scottish scenery in one location.

This is just a taste of what Ayr has to offer, and what a stay at Inverlea opens up to you. Please get in touch with us for more information, and to enquire about rates and local attractions.

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Burns MuseumRobert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son. The museum comprises the famous Burns Cottage where the poet was born, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world's most important collection of his life and works. Visit Website »

Ayr RacesAyr 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. View Website »

Ayr BeachThe stunning views over the Firth of Clyde have inspired painters, poets and seafaring folk for generations. Points of interest for Ayr beach include the pier, sea fishing, childrens playpark and the low green. There is easy access to Ayr beach from the Ayr town centre.

Ayr Farm ParkAt Heads of Ayr Farm Park - whatever the weather - you'll find plenty to see and do, with activities for all ages. There is almost 50 different types of animal, each with its own particular charm. Meet them, touch them, feed them! And You could play all day at our farm park. It's packed with fantastic activities like indoor and outdoor play areas, an aerial runway, thrilling ringo sledging, tunnel land and the combine castle. View Website »

Culzean CastleCulzean 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. Culzean has a long tradition of welcoming local people, members of The National Trust for Scotland and holiday makers from all around the world. Visit Website »

Ayr Play Park / Pirate PetesAyr play park located next to Ayr beach is ideal for children of all ages and adults. There is a wide range of activities to keep you entertained for hours. For younger children Pirate Pete's is just next door. Pirate Pete's is Scotland’s biggest indoor adventure play as well as Scotland’s first mini championship putting course. There is also a traditional seafront tearoom and kids outdoor funpark. Visit Website »

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