Coylton, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA6 6JT, United Kingdom
More about Ayr
Chris with our home for the week
carrick hills from ayr beach
The old bridge
Travel Tips for Ayr
In the winter pack anything warm...
Depends how you are travelling around. We had a car so we could either take bags or a suitcase. As we were only there for a week we each had a large bag. In the winter anything warm is best. It was chilly when we were there in October. It rained on and off so take an umbrella. Most villages have a general shop where you can buy toiletries. Most towns will have a couple of chemists to get medical supplies.
ARDROSSAN - GATEWAY TO ARRAN
Ardrossan doesn't have much worth seeing in its own right, although it is going through some regeneration around the marina area.
The main reason to go here is to take a ferry over to the Isle of Arran -somewhere you will no doubt see if you are ANYWHERE near the Ayrshire coastline! Despite living so close for so long its something I have only ever talked about doing but wish to rectify soon!
AYR LOW GREEN
The grassy area just behind the beach and promenade is known as the Low Green. I'm not sure of the history of it but I believe it has been set aside in some way for public use and can't be built on. So now its a nice area for having ball games, picnics, flying kites and so on.
We had a pleasant week in Ayr in Sept 2005, staying at the Caravan Club Site which is situated right in the Town (but feels like the countryside).
* Visit to Brig O Doon/Tam O' Shanter Experience
* Carrick Hill
* Cycle ride
* Park at sea front
* Fish & chips at the Wellington
* Walks along the headland at Troon
* Walk along the beach at Irvine
* Visit small fishing port of Dunure
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