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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"With great views from the top of the bus strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary this truly is the best way to see the sights of Glasgow.On this City Sightseeing tour you can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 22 stops and the entire route takes approximately 110 minutes. The bus departs every 15 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 1 or 2 consecutive ca find out for yourself. The most vibrant and exciting of Scottish cities boasts excellent museums and art galleries as well as beautiful parklands and buildings. Treat yourself to a tour of the Jewel of Scotland the city whose inhabitants work hard and play hard."""
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"With great views from the top of the bus strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary this truly is the best way to see the sights of Glasgow.On this City Sightseeing tour you can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 22 stops and the entire route takes approximately 110 minutes. The bus departs every 15 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 1 or 2 consecutive ca find out for yourself. The most vibrant and exciting of Scottish cities boasts excellent museums and art galleries as well as beautiful parklands and buildings. Treat yourself to a tour of the Jewel of Scotland the city whose inhabitants work hard and play hard."""
From GBP14.00
 
Sledging - 30 Minute Session
"Suitable for age 3 and upwards.  Children under 7 years of age must be accompanied by a full paying adult. Sledging sessions are 30 minutes long sledges are provided and clothing hire is available on site for £6.50pp (including winter waterproof trousers and jacket). Wellington boots are also available on request.  Gloves must be worn on the slope at all times as it -5C.   We advise tha then the fun begins.""""The perfect activity for younger children with a Sledging Session you can enjoy family fun all year round on our dedicated sledging slope!  Don’t forget to wrap up warm… it’s -5 on the slope! We ask that you wear sturdy footwear or wellies waterproof clothing and gloves
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More Off The Beaten Path in Ayr

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DEAN CASTLE

This castle and park are situated in the middle of town but it feels like its out in the countryside. The castle, which was restored in the first half of the 20th Century and was once the seat of the...
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ST JOHNS TOWER

St Johns Tower is near the centre of Ayr but far enough away that a lot of people probably don't even know its there. Its hidden away in a residential area and not normally open to the public. I'm not...
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FAILFORD GORGE

Another place where you can walk along the River Ayr is at the small hamlet of Failford between Ayr and Mauchline. You can park in the village and follow the paths down through the gorge and then head...
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EGLINTON CASTLE & PARK

Eglinton Castle is situated between Irvine and Kilwinning, just off the A78. The castle itself is mostly in ruins now but there are some nice walks around the grounds and of course the obligatory cafe...
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TURNBERRY BEACH

The village of Turnberry is most well known for its world class golf course and hotel & spa but it also has a lovely beach. Me & my dad used to go a lot of walks there when I was a kid - along the...
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AUCHINCRUIVE - GARDENS

Not far from Oswald House there is a walled garden that has some nice areas to wander around. Its not the easiest place to access since the gates nearest the main pathway are all locked and it CAN...
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AUCHINCRUIVE

Locally, Auchincruive estate is most well known for being home to one campus of the Scottish Agricultural College. However with its location beside the River Ayr, it also offers some nice walks. There...
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CUMBRAE

The island of Grand Cumbrae lies just off the Ayrshire coast and is easily accessible from the town of Largs by ferry. The main town on the island is Millport, where all the pubs, shops etc are. It...
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LARGS

Largs, in the north of Ayrshire [take the A78 from Ayr], is a popular seaside town, great for daytrips. Its famous for the Nardini's Italian ice cream [shop is located right next to the ferry...
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IRVINE

A few miles north of Ayr, just off the A78, is the town of Irvine. Not many historic sights to be seen here, given its a new town. It is, however, home to numerous golf courses, the Magnum leisure...
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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...
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GIRVAN

As well as a nice harbour area Girvan also has a lovely sandy beach and a promenade that would be great for cycling/inline skating as well as walking.More pics of Girvan in the travelogue
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ST JOHNS TOWER

A view you don't often get to see. From St Johns Tower looking towards Ayr shore, Carrick Hills, and the Sheriff court and County Buildings in the foreground. Normally the tower is closed to the...
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GIRVAN

Girvan is another seaside town located about 20 miles south of Ayr. Despite me living so close I hadn't really been there for many years - except passing through - but this summer I took a trip down...
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Top Hotels in Ayr

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12 Fairfield Road, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 2AR, United Kingdom
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39 Prestwick Road, Prestwick KA8 8LE, Scotland
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Village of Alloway, Ayr, KA7 4PQ, United Kingdom
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Dunure Road Ayr, Ayrshire KA7 4LB, Ayr, KA7 4LB, United Kingdom
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5 Racecourse Road, Ayr, KA7 2DG, United Kingdom
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9 Racecourse Road, Ayr, KA7 2DG, United Kingdom
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Top Things to Do in Ayr

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O'Briens Pub

We had purchased the Railsail tickets to go from Belfast to Glasgow. Once you get off the ferryyou get onto the bus that takes you to the Ayr train station. The driver had told us that we could...
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Rabbie's Bar

Having a little time before the train was going to take us to Glasgow we decided to pop into Rabbie's Bar. It was during the Rugby Cup games. There were some patrons who came in for a pint and most...
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Burns Statue

I wonder how many people reading this tip will have sung "Auld Lang Syne" on New Year's Eve, I am sure it is quite a number and most rightly appreciate that it is Scottish. Let's be honest, nobody...
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"AYR & AYRSHIRE"
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"Ayrshire"
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"Ayr, Scotland"
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"on the road again"
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"More than Robert Burns"
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