Destination guide

The friendly area of Ayr awaits your stay

Enjoy the monuments and other features of Ayr. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its parks and sporting events. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Ayr

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Ayr a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pirate Pete's Family Entertainment Centre (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Heads of Ayr Farm Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Royal Troon Golf Club (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Turnberry Golf Club (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • New Cumnock Golf Club (17.5 mi / 28.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ayr

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Ayr is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ayr Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Irvine Beach (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Kay Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Girvan Beach (18.1 mi / 29.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Ayr

The nearest airport is in Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick), located 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.), which is 28.7 mi (46.2 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Ayr Station or Newton-on-Ayr Station and explore the city from there.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ayr?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 222 holiday lettings around Ayr. From 111 cottages to 38 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Ayr?

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Escape the hustle and bustle and get ready to fall in love with the glamour and authenticity of rural life. HomeAway has 37 rural getaway rentals in this destination. Alternatively, you might like trying a different style of holiday setting. HomeAway has heaps of options, including:

  • 34 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 24 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 24 beach holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Ayr?

If you're searching for a home away from home this trip, renting an entire house is a terrific idea. You'll have ample space for all manner of holiday activities. There are 104 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £85 per night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Apartment: 81 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £75 per night.
  • Cottage: 45 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £70 per night.
  • Hotel: 25 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £45 per night.

Can I stay in Ayr in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than exploring somewhere completely new with your friends and loved ones. The good news is HomeAway has some places suitable for big groups. Why not take a look at the 33 apartment holiday rentals available here? They're the top choice for large groups of travellers. The holiday rentals that can cater to large numbers here include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we've got 69 properties appropriate for that size. Book a night from just £80.
  • After a holiday rental for 8 people? We have 19 that will be ideal. Prices start from £100 per night.
  • Organising a trip away with 12 guests? We have 9 properties for rent that match your requirements. Prices begin at just £363 per night.

You and all your mates will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Ayr holiday with us!