The Area

Ayrshire is located in the South West of Scotland and as well as being an established destination for short breaks, golf, activities and history it also remains well located for trips to both Glasgow and Edinburgh and indeed as a gateway to the West Highlands of Scotland through the Island of Arran.

Ayrshire has plenty to offer the visitor, from its links with the Scottish Bard, Robert Burns, through to world famous golf and some of the best sailing waters in the United Kingdom. Horse riding, hunting, shooting and fishing can all be arranged for guests in conjunction with nearby estates and increasingly outdoor activities and extreme sports are becoming more available. 

Castles and historic trails abound with many famous sites of interest and ruins to be explored and a host of attractions associated with Burns.

On a sporting level, top quality horseracing takes place throughout the year at Ayr Racecourse and professional Scottish football can be watched at Ayr United and Kilmarnock Football Clubs and of course the Open Championship is played every few years in the county with the 2016 event returning to Royal Troon which is only a few miles north of the hotel.

With the opening of the M77 motorway the city of Glasgow is now a short drive or train journey away and that opens up a range of world famous museums and galleries, arguably the best shopping outside of London and top class theatre, concerts and festivals throughout the year.

For touring, Loch Lomond is less than an hour's drive and the capital city of Edinburgh less than two hours.

Whatever your primary reason for visiting Ayrshire there are plenty of secondary ones to keep you occupied during your stay.