The historic town of Ayr, birthplace of Robert Burns in 1759 and home to the world famous birthplace museum dedicated to him, is a former Royal Burgh situated on the west coast of Ayrshire. Famous for Championship Golf Courses and two of Scotland’s most iconic buildings in Culzean Castle and the new Turnberry Hotel Resort nearby, which has hosted the British Open Golf championship on four occasions, Ayr was recognised as the second healthiest town centre in the United Kingdom by the Royal Society for Public Health in 2014. Ayr Harbour image: Tim Niblett, Flickr.
Living locally in Ayrshire
Besides the Turnberry Resort, the Ayrshire ‘Golf Coast’ includes another famous championship course in the form of Royal Troon - which has long been a favourite destination for important world figures and dignitaries including Eisenhower, who frequented the area to play golf. Ayrshire hosted the first ever open golf championship.
Ayr is the most prominent Town in Ayrshire and home to our local Clyde Property branch. Ayr has a comprehensive range of shops and an abundance of recreational facilities, as well as some fine restaurants and bars, not to mention the famous Ayr racecourse and yacht Marina in Troon.
With Prestwick international Airport on its doorstep and only a 30 minute drive to Glasgow or frequent train service, Ayr certainly is positioned as one of Scotland's most desirable places to live.
The areas we cover
The North Ayrshire Council area, in the south west of the country, comprises of towns and villages such as Irvine, Ardrossan and Dalry, and has a population of around 136,000. The Isle of Arran and Cumbrae Isles also belong to the county, with Adrossan to Arran and Largs to Cumbrae ferry services in operation.
The Northern commuter towns of West Kilbride and Largs are more affluent areas whereas towns towards the south such as Adrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenson have struggled since the decline of the steel industry. There are regular train services to the coastal areas, South Ayrshire and Glasgow.
Places of interest include the fantastically decorated Kelburn Castle and the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine. There are Cafés, bars, restaurants and hotels to be found in most towns, especially in tourist hot spots on the coast.
The East Ayrshire Council area has a population of 123,000 and includes towns and villages such as Kilmarnock, Cumnock and Stewarton.
The area is accessible via various A roads and there are good train and bus links to the surrounding areas, Glasgow and further south. The county currently has plenty of choice for education, with nine secondary schools and 43 primary schools.
Things to see and do include Dean Castle where collections of arms and armour, art works, musical instruments and Robert Burns poetry is on display. The Dick institute is the largest museum in Ayrshire, hosting quality exhibitions from natural history to contemporary art. Eglinton Country Park in Kilwinning has walking paths, bridleways and a tea room.
South Ayrshire council area includes the towns of Ayr, Girvan, Troon and Prestwick, with a population of 113,000.
The area is accessible via various A road motorways and there are good train and bus links to the surrounding towns, Glasgow and further south. Prestwick airport offers flights to Europe and beyond. The county currently has plenty of choice for education, with eight secondary schools and over 40 primary schools across the area.
Places to visit include Culzean Castle and Country Park near Maybole, with it’s dramatic clifftop setting, Ayr Racecourse and The Ayr Gaiety Theatre - great for Christmas Pantos! The area has fine links golf courses with Turnberry and Royal Troon nearby. Craig Tara Holiday Park offers caravan holidays and facilities in Ayr, right beside the seaside.
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Ayr branch testimonials
“I would highly recommend Clyde Property to anyone!”
The staff are very professional and friendly, they made the moving process easy for us. We have enjoyed every second of our tenancy and will continue to do so for the foreseeable. Rachel and Lorraine were great at getting our letting organised and helping us with any questions or issues we had. I would highly recommend Clyde Property to anyone!
“1st class service “
1st class service from Rachel & Lorraine in Clyde Property Ayr. Don't waste time or money going anywhere else TRUST ME.
“Most helpfull and effiecient”
We have used Clyde to manage our property letting for the last 10 years, we have always found them most helpfull and effiecient, nothing seems to be to much trouble.
“I would definitely recommend Clyde Property in Ayr”
I would definitely recommend Clyde Property in Ayr. They became my letting agent over 6 months ago and I have received a great service from Rachel & Lorraine every step of the way!
“We would not hesitate to recommend Clyde Property, Letting in Ayr.”
We would not hesitate to recommend Clyde Property, Letting in Ayr. Lorriane, Rachel and the rest of the team are brilliant!
“Would recommend to future Landlords”
Over the last 2 years the Letting team at Ayr have been excellent, fast and efficient at providing us with tenants. Also holding keys for various service entries has been extremely useful. Would recommend to future Landlords who wish to let.