The Old Racecourse Hotel
Ayr, South Ayrshire
The Old Racecourse Hotel is a Visit Scotland 3 star rated hotel in the heart of Burn's country close to Burn's Cottage, the Monument, and the Auld Brig O'Doon. Bar, restaurant & own private gardens.
The Old Racecourse Hotel is a Visit Scotland 3 star rated hotel located in an elegant part of Ayr, in the South West of Scotland. The hotel boasts complimentary Wi-Fi, bar with real ales, a restaurant, it's own private gardens and provides ample private parking.
A speedy, comfortable rail connection will take you to the centre of Glasgow, one of Britain's premier cities and a superb shopping and cultural centres. The Old Racecourse Hotel lies in the heart of Burn's country, being close to Burn's Cottage, the Monument, and the Auld Brig O'Doon, featured in his famous poem Tam O'Shanter. Ayr is a popular holiday resort as well as being a shopping and market centre. It is a very old town; there was a settlement here long before a Scottish King named William the Lion gave it a charter and protected it with a castle in 1200. Nothing is left of the castle, but there are still plenty to see.
The name reveals that the racecourse was once at this side of town. The current facility is Scotland's premier horse racing venue, and plays host to the Scottish Grand National in April and the Scottish Gold Cup in September. The hotel is conveniently located for over 30 fine golf courses including Old Prestwick, which initiated the first ever Open in 1860, and Royal Troon and Turnberry - both of which still host golf's premier Championship every few years. Indeed, the Championship was at Royal Troon in July 2004, and will be held in Turnberry in July 2009.
This is the second time I have stayed here and I have thoroughly enjoyed it on both occasions. The staff are welcoming, helpful, and converse happily with the guests. They are great fun. The food is excellent and the Chef we found to be both very good, and very good fun. I will stay with you again and will highly recommend you to others
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