Ayr presents visitors a unique sense of history as its street plan dates back to the 1200's and many fine buildings from the centuries since, add a river that was bridged 800 years ago, a harbour that for centuries was the most important on the west coast of Scotland, a racecourse dating back to 1770 and all the trappings of a seaside the resort. There are many reasons for people to visit this unique town and to stay awhile and consequently an abundance of Ayr Guest Houses offer comfortable accommodations and are styled to suit individual groups of people including the honey moon couples, the tourists, the business executive and the family groups.
The town offers visitors a wonderful mixture of old and new, it is a seaside resort and also a busy harbour, by 1300 it was Scotland's' main west coast port by 1777 over 300 ships were using the port each year. Commodities like tobacco from America, slate for Teasdale, earthenware and bottles from England and salt from Spain were imported in bulk and shipped to all parts of Scotland. The presence in Ayr of Scotland's largest wine merchant at the time namely Oliphant and Co assisted the towns' trade. Its large working harbour is found to the north of the river mouth.
The old harbour area to the south has seen massive reconstruction and reinvention and given rise to many high quality residential developments these are provided with wonderful views of the harbour and the ocean at the end of a long stretch of beach; it has become a really fashionable resort. Its communication links through rail, road and air have allowed for visitors from far flung destinations to pop in for the weekend.
The many Ayr Guest Houses offer their international visitors a vast catalogue of choice presented through a range of architectural styles some offer hundreds of rooms whilst others may only offer a handful. Geographically they may be set against the water's edge, within the town center or skirting its edges. Old fashioned Coaching Inns welcome through low doorways, low beamed ceilings and open log fires greetings are warm by owners who are keen to provide visitors with an overview of the towns' highlights.
The town center guest houses may prove to be most suitable for family and for the business executive as easy access is afforded to communication links and local highlights. Families are offered connecting rooms and further convenience through high chairs and cribs whilst business guests are provided with dedicated work stations home to high speed internet access, direct dial phone and fax machine. These guest houses offer a breakfast choice of either a continental breakfast or a full English Breakfast.
Guest Houses Overlooking the Ocean offer a romantic setting and spectacular views that provide a constantly changing theatre forever fascinating. Light filled atriums offer vases filled with fresh flowers, original works of art, a fresh nautical feel and welcoming staff, these hotels boast their own grounds and access to the beaches.
Accommodations are grand and the choice of Honeymooners and the elite as each suite is individually decorated and provides seating and dining areas, the master bedrooms offer four poster beds dressed in fine linens. Glamorous en suite bathrooms pamper with luxury fittings and deluxe products.
Dining is found in small and intimate spaces boasting select menus crafted from seasonal produce and companioned with vintage wines. Sitting rooms and Drawing rooms allow guests to relax and indulge in honesty bars.
The Ayr Guest Houses offer all guests the perfect accommodation option as attention is personalised and accommodations are unique offering memorable sojourns.