Ayr River, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the town of Ayr in S.W.Scotland. Key facts and information:

  • Population about 47,000.
  • Located about 1 hour SSW of Glasgow on coast with extensive sandy beach and mild climate.
  • Named after the River Ayr which flows through the town.
  • Close connection with Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns who was born a few miles away at Alloway. There is a Tam O’Shanter pub (named after a Burns’ poem). Burns wrote ‘Brigs of Ayr’ after Ayr’s numerous bridges.
  • Scottish hero, William Wallace aka ‘Braveheart’ is remembered via statues and a Wallace Tower.
  •  A mixed selection of architecture ranging from the medieval St, John’s Tower and Loudon Hall through 19th c Carnegie Library to 20th century Art Deco.
  • In proximity to famous golf courses such as Western Gailes, Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry.
  • Close to Culzean Castle, Dundonald Castle and Dunure Castle.
  • Renowned for its famous sandy beach which has been awarded a Seaside Award from Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Robert Burns Statue, Ayr, Scotland

High street with Wallace Tower, Ayr, Scotland

Loadon Hall, Ayr, Scotland

Art Deco Orient Cinema Building, Ayr, Scotland

Mercat Cross, Ayr, Scotland

Ayr Town Hall Spire, Scotland

St. John’s Tower, Ayr, Scotland

Royal Scots Fusiliers Memorial, Ayr, Scotland

Ayr Pavilion, Scotland

Bridges of Ayr, Scotland

Ayr Beach, Scotland

Video clip of Ayr taken from Auld Brig ( Old Bridge).

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