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Local Area, in and around Ayr, Ayrshire

“Auld Ayr, wham ne’er a town surpasses, For honest men and bonnie lasses”

The Royal Burgh of Ayr is set among some of Scotland’s most impressive scenery, and looks out across the Firth of Clyde. There’s plenty of shopping with both high street and independent retailers to choose from and a great selection of restaurants and cafés to choose from.

Whatever you wish to explore, you can be assured that within a short distance from Afton Villa Bed & Breakfast you will be able to visit the birth place of Scotland’s most famous bard, explore a castle and have fun with the kids at Heads of Ayr Farm Park.


Ayr Town Centre and Esplanade

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Ayr town centre offers a wide variety of independently owned stores and familiar high street brands, cafés, restaurants, cinema and citadel. Ayr Esplanade offers miles of coastline to explore and fantastic children’s play park. 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.

We are happy to provide guests with restaurant recommendations and telephone numbers for local taxi firms.


Ayr Racecourse & Western House Hotel

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Afton Villa Bed & Breakfast is ideally situated just 100 meters across from Ayr Racecourse, making us a hugely popular choice for guests attending the Scottish Grand National and Gold Cup Race Meetings. Additionally our guests come from far and wide to attend family and friends weddings at the Western House Hotel which is a mere 5 minute stroll across the road from Afton Villla.



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Afton Villa Bed and Breakfast Guests can take a trip to Burns Cottage where Robert Burns was born and visit Burns Birthplace Museum.


Heads of Ayr Farm Park

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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.


Culzean Castle

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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.




There is an array of courses to choose from within a short driving distance from Afton Villa Bed & Breakfast. Further information about the golf courses Ayrshire has to offer and special offers can be found at



Afton Villa is a popular choice for competitors and spectators alike attending the National Bowling Championships at Northfield Bowling Club as we are only a very short distance.


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