An Overview Of Prestwick – South Ayrshire

Scotland is the home of Prestwick, South Ayrshire. It is located on the southwest coast approximately 30 miles from the capital city of Glasgow. The land where it sits was originally a farm that belonged to a religious community. The town remained small until the railroad arrived in 1840, making it possible for the people of Glasgow to build homes along the coast.

Prestwick is serviced by the Glasgow Prestwick International Airport. It is no longer Scotland’s primary airport, having slipped in importance during the 1980s and 1990s. The airport still handles many US military flights, and it is an important hub for low cost airlines that service European countries.

Once a person arrives in Prestwick, he has the possibility of traveling by rail or by car. There are two train stations in town with trains running every half hour. The main highway to Glasgow runs just outside of town.

Prestwick, with its three golf courses is a haven for golfers. The oldest and most well-known of the three is the Prestwick Old Course. It was the home of the first twelve Open Championships that were played between 1860 and 1872.

There are a number of outstanding Bed and Breakfasts where guests can choose to stay. Each one has an attractively served and delicious breakfast waiting for the guests each morning. It is a pleasure for guests to stay with hosts that are helpful and kind. They go out of their way to make their guests feel at home and to help them in any way possible. Some even prepare carry out breakfasts for guests who leave on early morning flights.

The temperature in Prestwick ranges between 8 and 20 degrees throughout the year. December, January and February are the coldest months with temperatures between 8 and 17 degrees. It is cool and mild all year long.

There are many things for tourists to see and do within a ten mile radius of Prestwick. Guests can visit castles, parks, abbeys, old churches and the Ayr Racecourse. Everyone will be able to find something that they will enjoy.

Dundonald Castle is the closest castle to Prestwick. Robert II built it in the 1370s. It is located on a hill above the village, giving it a delightful view of the town and the surrounding countryside. It is often used for local weddings, plays and music events. As a result, it has become a living castle.

The three internationally known golf courses, the fabulous Bed and Breakfasts, the convenient transportation, the numerous attractions and the beautiful scenery are all reasons to visit Prestwick – South Ayrshire. No one ever leaves Prestwick disappointed. Instead they leave with unforgettable memories of a perfect holiday.

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