Ayr

Come on board and take the train to visit this beautiful seaside resort in south Ayrshire.

Located 37 miles south west of Glasgow, Ayr is currently the most populated town in Ayrshire and the South of Scotland. You will find a charming sea front, a fantastic esplanade with a long sandy beach perfect for walking and a wide range of places to stay.

This beautiful town has plenty to offer but here are our recommendations:

  • Ayr Racecourse dates back to the 16th century and runs many Flat and National Hunt meetings throughout the year. It's particularly famous as the venue of the Scottish Grand National, the Ayrshire Handicap and the Ayr Gold Cup.
  • Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, was born in Alloway on the outskirts of the town. Visitors can make the short trip to visit his birthplace and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.
  • There are also great shopping and dining facilities in Ayr and you can also join any of the three public golf courses: Belleisle, Seafield and Dalmilling

Glasgow Central station has services to Ayr railway station with a half-hour service except on Sundays. There are also regular services from Edinburgh Waverley, Stranraer, Girvan, Kilmarnock and Dumfries.