Where is it?
Ayr is a large town on the south west coast of Scotland, famous for its sandy beach, links to Robert Burns, racecourse (which hosts the Scottish Grand National) and all-year-round summer holiday vibe.
Once the must-visit destination for Glasgow families during Fair Fortnight, it has in recent years attracted interest from new quarters – including students, families, downsizers and professionals who want the coastal lifestyle within
What’s going on?
Recent investment in the town centre, the fantastic redevelopment of Ayr College and plans to extend and upgrade shopping facilities have given the town a big boost.
Its vibrant, growing student population, dynamic businesses, great places to eat and a combination of its attractive seaside location and rich heritage hint at a strong future.
Places to eat?
Discerning diners have a few options, but one of the most reliable is No 22 Bar and Grill on Beresford Terrace. Delicious, affordable and down-to-earth menus, with a real mix of dishes on offer – vegan options, steaks, small plates and more ...
Ayr is rightly proud of its Burns heritage – the National Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway is a fantastic day out for all fans.
Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has launched the second phase of its award-winning Greenan Views development in Doonfoot. More than 100 three to five bedroomed villas available, on a site with stunning coastal views. Prices from £224,995 (www.macmic.co.uk, 01292 440 306).
Let’s buy ...
Perryston House, a six-bed detached art-deco home with views over the Clyde coast and Arran. Offers over £1,595,000 (Ayr Professional, 01292 738 177).