Cheap Hotels Ayr
What to see by foot: Ayr
Ayr is very compact and thus easily explored by foot. Although most of Ayr's
important sights are contained within the Burns National Heritage Park in Alloway,
there is plenty to see in town as well.
The St. John's Tower is the only surviving part of the 12th century Church
of St. John the Baptist. It was here, in 1315, that Robert the Bruce called
a meeting of the Scots parliament to decide his successor to the throne. In
1652 Cromwell's army incorporated the church into a fort.
The Wallace Tower, on the High Street, commemorates the Scottish patriot, William
Wallace, who was imprisoned in the town in 1297 for setting fire to a barn with
500 English soldiers inside. It is 34 meters high and was constructed in 1828
by a local sculptor James Thom.
Loudoun Hall is a former merchant's house, which dates from 1470 and has been
recently refurbished. It is one of the oldest examples of burgh architecture
left in the country.
At the Ayr Harbour, it is possible to arrange a cruise on board the Waverley,
the world's last ocean-going paddle steamer.
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Selection of hotels in this region:
Western House Hotel
Western House Hotel and 15 days parking
Fairfield House Hotel
Ramada Jarvis Ayr
Quality Hotel Ayr
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