Prestwick Beach - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Prestwick Beach
Prestwick is a long, mostly sandy beach, with some pebbles, offering excellent views out over the Firth of Clyde across to the mountainous Isle of Arran. Behind the beach is the famous Prestwick Old Course venue of the first Open Championship.There are car parks at either end of the southern beach with toilets near the play area. The area is popular with golfers, and the northern end of the beach is backed by Prestwick Golf Club, whilst the Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club is at the southern end.
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3.72km from Prestwick Beach
Ayr Racecourse at Whitletts Road, Ayr, Scotland, was opened in 1907. There are courses for flat and for National Hunt racing. This Racecourse hosts numerous race meets throughout the year, but the two primary ones are over jumps in April and on the Flat in September. The Scottish National festival runs for two days every April and is a Grade 3 handicap National Hunt steeplechase race.
Royal Troon Golf Club
4.02km from Prestwick Beach
Royal Troon Golf Club is a links golf course in Scotland, located in Troon, South Ayrshire, southwest of Glasgow. The club, which now has a total of 45 holes, was founded in 1878, initially with five holes. It lies adjacent to the Firth of Clyde. George Strath was appointed in 1881 as the club's first golf professional, and together with 1882 Open champion Willie Fernie, designed the original course, expanding it to 18 holes by 1888. The two were assisted by Charlie Hunter, greenskeeper of the n
4.12km from Prestwick Beach
Loudoun Hall is one of the oldest houses in Ayr, it is in the boat vennel not far fromn the river Ayr. Mary Queen of Scots stayed here in August 1563. It was one of Ayr’s finest and oldest public buildings, dating back to the 15th century. Its items included wall carvings of the motto of the 1st Earl of Loudoun, a ship’s rudder and a lead circle set into the paving stones , a tactile bronze model of the building, and a Scots pie cast in bronze.
Ayr Town Hall
4.16km from Prestwick Beach
A majestic municipal building in New Bridge Street, Ayr, Scotland. The town hall, which was the headquarters of Ayr Burgh Council, is a Category A listed building. Ayr Town Hall consists of the Town Hall, the Council Chamber and two Committee Rooms. The Town Hall can hold 641 people, the Chamber can hold 50 people and the Committee Rooms can hold 25 people.
Auld Kirk Of Ayr
4.28km from Prestwick Beach
The Alloway Auld Kirk, which dates back to the 16th Century, is a ruin in Alloway, South Ayrshire, Scotland, celebrated as the scene of the witches' dance in the poem "Tam o' Shanter" by Robert Burns. William Burnes, father of the poet, is buried in the graveyard together with his wife Agnes and daughter Isabella as well as two of his nieces.
St. John's Tower
4.31km from Prestwick Beach
St John’s Tower in Citadel Place is all that remains of Ayr’s medieval parish church, dedicated to St John the Baptist. The church appears to have been founded in the late twelfth century, and it was enlarged during the following centuries. In 1315 King Robert the Bruce convened a parliament or assembly in the church to decide the succession to the Scottish throne.
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South Ayrshire Council
South Ayrshire is one of thirty-two council areas of Scotland, covering the southern part of Ayrshire. It borders onto Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire.