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The Southwest of Scotland has miles of sandy beaches and dramatic coastline with views over to the Isle of Arran. There are many ways to enjoy this attractive part of the country whether you're a fun loving family, a sporting enthusiast, a cultured sightseer or a shopaholic.

Burns Heritage

Ayr is the birthplace of Robert Burns, the National Bard, who's words still touch the hearts of people around the world. No trip to Ayr is complete without a tour of the local Burns Heritage attractions such as Burns Cottage and the highly acclaimed Tam O'Shanter Experience both located within 5 minutes from the Abbotsford.

Culzean Castle & Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park is often described as the 'Jewel in the Crown' for the National Trust of Scotland. Built on a cliff top and marvellously restored. Culzean offers beautiful gardens, an adventure playground, a deer park and an unspoiled beach.

Ayr Racecourse

Ayr Racecourse is the premier racecourse in Scotland hosting up to 30 race meetings a year and home to the Coral Scottish Grand National and William Hill Gold Cup Festivals. Ayr offers first class flat racing and quality jumps racing and is the only Grade 1 track in Scotland.

Heads of Ayr Farm Park

At Heads of Ayr Farm Park - whatever the weather - you'll find plenty to see and do, with activities for all ages. This award winning attraction has 50 different types of animal, each with its own particular charm. Meet them, touch them, and feed them! It's packed with fantastic activities like indoor and outdoor play areas, an aerial runway, tunnel land and the combine castle.

Ayr Seafront Playpark

Located just 15 minutes walk from the Hotel it is a great place for kids to enjoy themselves in a safe, clean & well kept adventure playpark. A family can spend hours here with plenty to keep you occupied whatever the age. From simple slides, swings and a digger at the sandpit, to rope climbing, aerial runway, giant slides and more. And the best part, its free! Situated across the road from Ayr beach, you can take your own picnic to enjoy or buy from the local shops.


For retail therapy, you will be spoiled for choice in Ayrshire, with everything from the big high street names to inspired independent shops. Take a day trip to Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city to experience one of the best shopping districts in the UK. Trains and Buses run every half an hour from Ayr to Glasgow with both stations located within 5 minutes from The Abbotsford.

For more information on Ayrshire's tourist activities please contact the hotel here.