Budget Friendly Accommodation West Coast of Ayrshire
Robbie Burns, the famous Scottish poet, gave Ayr and the South West of Scotland the name of “Burns Country”. There are many historical sites here that are connected to Burns along with some of the best golf courses in Scotland. As it’s located in the Gulf Stream, the town experiences temperate climates so is perfect for fishing, hiking and cycling all year round.
Being on the west coast this popular seaside resort can be found on the Firth of Clyde, around one hour from Glasgow city centre. You’ll find beaches, ancient churches, inns and interesting landmarks here to keep you entertained during your stay. There are many cheap hotels, inns, b&b’s, guest houses and plenty of comfortable hotel accommodation for visitors who enjoy the Scottish way of life and all it has to offer. Most places to stay provide free on-site car parking, many offer free Wifi access and a breakfast as well.
Why Go and Stay in this delightful town ?
There are many reasons to visit this delightful town in Scotland. First of all the scenic countryside has some of the most breathtaking views, so don’t forget your camera. Check out the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum where there are interactive exhibits to keep children occupied along with a play area outside.
For those people interested in horses, a visit to the Ayrshire Equitation Centre is an absolute must. You can take part in show jumps, working hunter jumps, scenic hacking along with finding out more about horses.
The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre isn’t too far from the town centre offering steam open days, ideal for railway enthusiasts. Have a relaxing drive to Brodick Castle and Country Park to see waterfalls cascading down spine chilling gorges then finish off with a picnic at Brodick Bay.
Ayr horse racecourse is famous as the venue of the Scottish Grand National, the Ayrshire Handicap and the Ayr Gold Cup. There are many great golf courses in and around the town, with Open Championship venues of Royal Troon and Turnberry only a short drive away. Public golf courses are Belleisle, Seafield and Dalmilling. Glasgow is less than one hour by train.
After a busy day out sightseeing you know you can head for your hotel or bed and breakfast accommodation to have a quick shower before hitting the night life in the town.
Budget hotel or b&b rooms in or near town centre
The best place to stay in Ayr is in cheap hotels or reasonably priced bed & breakfasts right in the town centre. From your family rooms that have everything to make it a home from home, you can explore Ayr in Scotland and the surrounding areas quite easily.
With so many b&b’s, cheap hotels and other types of accommodation such as holiday homes and inns to choose from, you are definitely spoilt for choice.
Family rooms are perfect if you have small children. As well as a comfortable bed for you, cots and single beds are provided so everyone can have a good night’s sleep in their bed and breakfast accommodation.
If you decide to stay for a night in cheap hotels you won’t be disappointed either. Most rooms to let have en suite bathrooms with toiletries provided. Expect a sumptuous breakfast when choosing bed and breakfast to make a good start to your day. With so much to see and do there’s nothing quite like returning to b&b’s to relax and recharge your batteries.
Whether you want to reserve single, double or family rooms for one night or weekend, you will be happy with what you get. Everyone will also receive a warm, friendly, Scottish welcome from their accommodating hosts.
When staying overnight within close distance of the town centre, Ayr train station is nearby on Smith Street, which is just beside Burns Statue Square, offering frequent rail connections to various cities and town across Scotland and England. Glasgow central railway station can be reached within 1 hour by train.
Popular in Ayr is staying for one night before or after a flight from Prestwick Airport, located 4 miles from town. It’s Glasgow’s second airport besides GLA airport, which is situated just outside Glasgow city centre.
Main railway station ?
The main town rail station is Ayr Railway station, located on Smith Street. Towns in Ayrshire and Glasgow Central station are easy reachable by taking a local train.
Glasgow central is well served by trains from all over Scotland and England. Birmingham main New Street station, Waverley rail station in Edinburgh, and London Euston Station by sleeper service trains.
Where is Ayr ?
The seaside resort town of Ayr is located in south Ayrshire Scotland, not far from Glasgow Prestwick International Airport.
Ayrshire, located on the south-west coast of Scotland, attracts many visitors every year. The region is easy accessible via the new M77 motorway, which links it to Glasgow. The city centre of Glasgow is just over 35 miles to the north-east.
- Greenock — 33 miles
- Stranraer Cairnryan Ferry Port — 41 miles
- Stirling — 52 miles
- Edinburgh (see b&b’s) — 64 miles
- Perth Scotland — 79 miles
The nearest airport is Glasgow Prestwick airport, located only 4 miles away from town.
Glasgow GLA Airport can be reached in one hour.
Must See Attractions and Sights
Culzean Castle and Country Park
(Maybole, KA19 8LE Scotland)
Culzean estate is a delightful castle with beautiful grounds. It is located right on the coast and a 20 minutes coastal drive from Ayr.
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
(Murdoch’s Lone, Alloway, KA7 4PQ Scotland)
Birthplace of poet Robert Burns, which is nowadays a very interesting museum.
(The Low Green, Seafront KA8 8BH, Scotland)
Children’s play area at the seafront, close to the beach. Great fun park for kids.
(2 -6 Whittletts Road, KA8 0JE, Scotland)
Lovely horse track. It’s only a short walk to the side of the course, or go to the large grand stand where you can get excellent views of the horses running.