Out and About

Visit Ayrshire, Scotland – beauty, history, heritage

Mile upon mile of stunning coastline, breathtaking scenery and crystal clear air, Ayrshire is one of the most beautiful parts of Western Scotland.  A land of history and heritage, steeped in legend, and where the warmest of Scottish hospitality awaits you.

Ayrshire is called ‘The Poetic Heart of Scotland’, with our most famous son and National Bard Robert Burns born under six miles away from Golf View, and also the ‘Golfers Mecca’ with over 40 quality courses on our doorstep.

Just 16 miles from Golf View, hugging the coastline and set above the pounding waves lies the stunning Culzean Castle built in 1777 and said to be the ‘jewel in the crown’ for the National Trust of Scotland, or a short train ride from Prestwick you’ll be in the centre of the buzzing city of Glasgow or historical Edinburgh.

Visit Golf View in the summer and you can sail on the world's last sea-going paddle steamer PS Waverley taking cruisers on trips down the Firth of Clyde and around the Ailsa Craig with a departure point just 10 minutes from Golf View.

We really are at the heart of the cultural, historical and playful Ayrshire.

So, whether you decide to stay warm and comfortable snuggled inside Golf View or venture out to visit the Isle of Arran, take a wildlife boat trip on the Irish Sea, see the rocky island of Ailsa Craig, or the birthplace of Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns, make sure you’re back in time to watch the spectacular sunsets from the beach just minutes away from your ‘home from home’.

Many of our guests find there’s so much to do in one stay – they just have to keep coming back for more!.

Local Attractions 

  • Culzean Castle 16 miles/27km
  • Burns National Heritage Park 5.7 miles/9.2km
  • Loudoun Hall Museum 3.1 miles/5.0km
  • Troon Harbour 5.3 miles/8.5k
  • Vikingar!28 miles/45.9km
  • Kelburn Castle and Country Centre 26 miles/40km
  • Scottish Maritime Museum 10 miles/16.7km
  • Rozelle House Galleries 3 miles/5.1km
  • Dean Castle Country Park 12.7 miles/20.4km

Other Points of Interest

Prestwick Golf Club - Prestwick - 0 miles
Prestwick Golf Club extends a warm welcome to all Golfers from all around the World wishing to come and enjoy our testing traditional Links. We are situated just half an hour south west of Glasgow on the famous golfing Ayrshire coast. A stretch of land unequalled anywhere in the world for prime golfing terrain. Prestwick Golf Club is a relaxed and friendly club that enjoys hosting golfers from all around the World. Visitors are encouraged to use their temporary membership to its full capacity, and enjoy the full lunch in the lavish Dining room or just a snack in the relaxed Cardinal room.

Prestwick Airport - 1.35 miles
Prestwick Airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and the disabled. Public transportation to and from the airport is reliable and frequent with a choice of trains, coaches, buses, taxis and car hire. Those wishing to drive to the airport will find it easily accessible and well sign posted from the access roads. The airport offers a range of both short and long stay parking. Prestwick airport has one main terminal and serves over 4 different airlines to over 20 destinations handling over 1.9 million passengers a year. The airport is located 35 minutes south west of Glasgow city centre, off the A77. From the city centre take the M77 south out of Glasgow, follow until it changes to the A77. The airport is north of the town of Ayr between Prestwick and Monkton (and east of the A77).

Ayr Racecourse - Ayr - 2.3 miles
AYR is Scotland's premier racecourse, hosting both Flat and National Hunt fixtures. Normally holding at least 25 days racing every year Ayr is host to the Scottish Grand National, the Ayr Gold Cup and a host of other valuable races during it's 12 month racing programme. The highlight of the jumping season is undoubtedly the Scottish Grand National, held in April, just a couple of weeks or so after the Aintree equivalent with many top performers taking in both races. None have so far emulated the great Red Rum who won both races in 1974. OUR first full year as owners at Ayr Racecourse has been a rewarding one, with great races, good meetings and increased attendances. It's always pleasing to see bigger crowds coming back to Ayr.

Royal Troon Golf Club - Troon - 2.53 miles
Founded in 1878 by a few enthusiasts Troon Golf Club soon outgrew its purely local reputation. The Old Course today presents a stern golfing examination and in particular the inward half of Royal Troon is widely accepted as the most demanding of any Course on the Championship rota. OLD COURSE: One of the great links courses in Scotland, the Old Course is a challenging test of golfing ability. PORTLAND COURSE: Although a links course, the Portland is a little more sheltered than the Old Course and, of course, shorter. PAR 3 COURSE: The Par 3 Course consists of nine holes and the small greens present a series of tricky targets.

University of the West of Scotland - Ayr Campus - 2.86 miles
On 1st August 2007, the University of Paisley and Bell College merged to create Scotland?s biggest modern university with campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley. With more than 18,000 students and 2,000 staff members, the University offers an extensive range of programs from degree and certificate level to MSc. The University has seven academic schools, each providing a range of subject-specific programs. The Schools include including business; computing; education; engineering and science; health, nursing and midwifery; media, language and music; and social sciences.

Ayr Centre - 2.95 miles
Ayrshire with unforgettable scenery, castles and historic sites galore is a peoples place, with a strong community sense, an independence of mind, warmth and a humour not only evident today but also through the area�s colourful history. It�s no accident that it�s heroes consists of William Wallace, the world�s first freedom fighter, the remarkable King Robert the Bruce and the peoples poet Robert Burns. The area has also spawned inventors, industrialists and architects whose legacy can still be seen today. This makes it a must for visitors today and in the past. Mary Queen of Scotts was an early tourist and was fortunate with good weather in 1563, and was said to have enjoyed her visit.