The registration county of Ayrshire is situated in south west Scotland and is positioned next to the Firth of Clyde. Amongst the principle towns in the county are Ayr, Irvine and Kilmarnock, all of which boast a rich, long, and varied history as well as diverse culture. In the last seven years, the county has hosted the British Open Golf Championships twice – the event was held in the coastal town of Troon, which saw a massive influx of visitors. Ayrshire is steeped in history and has many landmarks and places of interest to explore. This includes Cleeves Cove, Auchenharvie Castle, the Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume, and Barony and Castle of Giffen. The area has also been home to many notable people over the centuries including John Dunlop, Sir Alexander Fleming, and William Murdoch.
When it comes to businesses and retailers, Ayrshire is home to many big names as well as smaller companies that occupy the office space in the area. There are many finance companies that are based in the area such as the Bank of Scotland, Direct Mortgage Ltd and Braemar Finance. You will also find companies such as Calor Gas, Advertising Works Scotland Ltd, the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce, and Crawford Henderson Ltd operating from the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
When it comes to entertainment, you will be able to enjoy everything from variety shows and comedy at the Gaiety Theatre through to live music performances at The Caprice. You will also find many bars and pubs for a lively night out or a quiet drink in relaxed surroundings. A huge variety of restaurants can be found in the area offering all manner of cuisine from different parts of the world. Papa Dom’s is a great place to enjoy Indian food in Ayr while excellent seafood is served up at Fins Restaurant. The Dragon Royale in Kilmarnock dishes up delicious Chinese cuisine or you can try great Scottish fare at the Carrick Lodge Restaurant.
When it comes to transport links, there are various different options available to locals, commuters, and visitors in the area, although this will depend on which part of the county you are in. Most areas are well served by bus, coach and taxi services, which means that there is an alternative means of transportation for those who are not driving. Road links include the A79, A77 and A70, which serve the town of Ayr. Rail services can be accessed via stations such as Ayr Railway Station, which links to Glasgow. There are also ferry services available in the area along with access to air travel from Glasgow Prestwick International Airport.