At the heart of Burns’ Country, Ayr is a picturesque town nestled along Scotland’s western coast. In fact, Robert Burns known as the Bard of Ayrshire, and widely recognised as Scotland’s national poet, was born in the former village of Alloway that is now a suburb of Ayr. With a variety of hotels in Ayr and close to Ayrshire top attractions, it’s the perfect location for both couples and families to explore its attractive seaside town, along with its breath-taking countryside and the rugged Isle of Arran.

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Book one of our hotels in Ayr and be within a short distance of the popular Ayr Racecourse, well-known for hosting a number of prestigious events in the Scottish racing calendar, including the Scottish Grand National, the Ayrshire Handicap and the Ayr Gold Cup, and also a favourite when organising conferences and events. Meanwhile, if you like to visit the theatre now and again, why not take a look at the stunning Gaiety Theatre and Arts Centre; a beautiful listed building, where you’ll find the latest performances, restaurant, bar & cafe, and to top it off, it’s just a 23 minute drive from our Kilmarnock Hotel.

Things to do near Ayr

For literature and history lovers, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is a must-see where you’ll find beautiful gardens and a collection of his work. While you’re enjoying a little Scottish history, don’t forget to visit Dundonald Castle in South Ayrshire; built for Robert II when he ascended the throne, it’s a popular tourist attraction for the family. You’ll also find Dumfries House; one of the most beautiful and impressive stately homes in Britain, set in 2,000 acres of stunning greenery and holding a variety of fun and family events throughout the year.