About The Area
Ayr is approximately 36 miles south of Glasgow, offering a vast selection of things to see and do for all ages. Whatever you want to explore you can be assured that within a short journey from Afton Villa Bed & Breakfast you will be able to visit the birth place of Scotland’s most famous bard, explore a castle, have fun with the kids at Heads of Ayr Farm Park or attend a wedding, conference or event at the highly recommended Western House Hotel.
Ayr Racecourse & Western House Hotel
Afton Villa Bed & Breakfast is ideally situated just 100 meters from
Ayr Racecourse, which dates back to the 16th century, runs many flat and
national meetings throughout the year and is famous as the venue of the
Scottish Grand National and the Ayr Gold Cup. The Western House Hotel
has repeatedly won Scotland’s Hotel of the Year and Wedding Venue of the
Year, and comes highly recommended by Afton Villa for fine dining, conferences
Ayr Town Centre and Esplanade
Ayr town centre offers a wide variety of independently owned stores and familiar high street brands, cafés, restaurants, cinema and citadel. We are happy to provide guests with restaurant recommendations and telephone numbers for local taxi firms. Ayr Esplanade offers miles of coastline to explore and fantastic children’s playpark, guests can experience the Lang Scots Mile comprises of roughly one mile of scenic walking trail along the seacoast with views of Arran and the Holy Isle, suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, guests can start from the car park at Miller’s Folly on Cromwell’s Fort and end at the Blackburn car park.
Alloway the birthplace of Scotland’s National bard, Robert Burns is on
the outskirts of town. Afton Villa Bed and Breakfast Guests can take a trip to Burns Cottage where
he was born and the new Burns Birthplace Museum is close by. The museum
comprises of the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the
elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum
housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works.
Heads of Ayr Farm Park
Open Easter – October 7 days per week 10am – 5pm, Heads of Ayr Farm
Park offers activities for all ages. The Farm Park has a huge variety
of different animals from creepy crawlies to mammoth donkeys. There are
fantastic activities like indoor and outdoor play areas, giant trampolines,
sand pits and aerial runway. Guests can either take a picnic to enjoy
at one of the many outdoor seating areas or enjoy a bite from the café.
Culzean is one of Scotland's best loved Castles, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Situated on the South Ayrshire coast, just off the A719, Culzean Castle is located 12 miles south of Ayr and 4 miles west of Maybole.
The first ever round of The Open Golf Championship was played at Prestwick
Golf Club, Ayrshire over 150 years ago and although the competition may
have changed over the years The Open as it is commonly now known, continues
to return to Ayrshire, the home of Open Golf.
There are an array of courses to choose from within a short driving distance from Afton Villa Bed & Breakfast: Belleisle Seafield Dalmilling Prestwick Golf Club Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club St Cuthbert Royal Troon Golf Club Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club Dundonald Links Brunston Castle Turnberry Irvine Bogside Further information about the golf courses Ayrshire has to offer and special offers can be found at www.golfsouthayrshire.com/
The town of Ayr has regularly been selected to host the National Bowling Championships. Afton Villa Bed & Breakfast is situated a short distance from Northfield Bowling Club.