Daily Car Hire Rates in Ayr
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Ayr Car Hire - Did You Know?
- The town was the site of the first Scottish parliament.
- Alloway, nearby, was the birthplace of the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns.
- Oliver Cromwell built the wall that surrounds the town.
- It tried but failed to get city status in 2002.
- The town is very close to Prestwick International Airport.
Ayr Mini Guide
What’s Ayr Like?
It’s a small port town on the west coast of Scotland but with a lot of history. The town has had its charter for over 800 years and it was there in the 14th century that Robert the Bruce held the first Scottish Parliament. The town is also renowned as the home of Scotland’s most famous citizen, Robert Burns, and was visited by Oliver Cromwell.
How Easy is it to get to?
Very easy indeed. One of the biggest airports in the north of the UK
is within minutes of the town. Prestwick International Airport
takes flights from all over Europe and North America. From the airport it’s a quick and cheap taxi fare into the town centre or alternatively you can take the bus in. You can hire a car at the airport which will help you get to many of the area’s attractions of which some are outside Ayr itself.
OK, so What am I Going to see There?
If you’re a horse racing fan, Ayr racecourse is one of the most prestigious in Scotland and hosts the Scottish Grand National in late spring. Alloway, a short walk from the town centre is the location of the house where Robert Burns was born. Today the building is a museum and holds a collection of his original books. There’s a fabulous multimedia centre dedicated to the poet nearby and the ruined church that was the setting for his famous poem ‘Tam O’Shanter’. For those who enjoy walking, the coast around Ayr, whilst flat, offers many interesting views, on some days even as far as the Northern Irish coast.
What can I buy as Souvenirs?
There’s a lot of typically Scottish fare on offer including kilts and accessories of Highland dress, memorabilia of Robert Burns and Scottish produce including shortbread and haggis.
Latest Update from Ayr:
- From the 20th to the 22nd of September, horse racing fans can enjoy Ayr's premier race meeting with the highlight being the William Hill Gold Cup. For those that want to dress up, the first day of the races is Ladies' Day when the emphasis will be, not on the races, but on the fashion.
- If you want a lively night of Celtic entertainment, try out the Celtic Fiddle Festival on the 29th May. It's at the Gaiety Theatre and promises to be a rousing night.