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Miles of clean beaches..and racing.
Ayr in General
Member Name: leviathan
Ayr in General
Date: 21/10/00, updated on 21/10/00 (54 review reads)
Advantages: Great people, beaches, and shops/.
Disadvantages: A bit quiet..
I suppose my first impressions of Ayr were that of a unprepossessing town..But then my judgement may have been clouded, by a journey filled with vehicle breakdowns, and a car sick passenger..
Our arrival at the Hotel Nova..(Medium sized, guest house type establishment situated close to beaches..) at around midnight and five hours late, caused hardly a ripple..The owner greeted us warmly, showed us to our rooms,offered us sustainence, and said if we felt up to it would we like to join a party he was giving for his American guests..It being July 4th...
It was a great party..At least the bits I can remember!
We were in Ayr for the German Shepherd Clubs two day show, to be held on Ayr's racecourse..But that did not stop us taking advantage of the miles of clean sandy beaches, and the somewhat cold sea water..Or from sampling the towns shopping facilities..Whilst a garage recommended by our friendly hotelier sorted out our mechanical problems..
And a very good job they did, and at a very reasonable price..
I could not say Ayr would provide the sort of entertainment most under 30's enjoy..But a family looking for a sea-side holiday, in the company of the ever hospitable Scots, could do a lot worse..And the countryside surrounding the Town is pretty amazing, and well worth taking long walks through..