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Short Breaks In Ayrshire, Scotland Have Something For Everyone

By Hamish McDougall

Count yourself lucky if you can take advantage of short breaks in Ayrshire, Scotland. You can spend many weekends here and never get tired of it. No matter what you like to do, there is something for you in Ayrshire.

If you are interested in history, you will find a lot to occupy you. There are dozens of castles in the area. William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, truly the stuff of Scottish legends, were from Ayrshire. And Robert Burns, the national poet was born here as well.

For anyone who is a golfing fanatic, this is definitely the place to come. You can choose from golf courses that are spectacular for the natural beauty that surrounds them. Or you can opt for ones that are world class in stature.

Many more different options await you here. If you like to be on the water, you can go on a fishing or sea kayaking excursion. Or maybe you are more intrigued by arts and crafts fairs, theme parks or pony rides?

Speaking of water, why not head off to one of the three islands off the coast. You can get to Cumbrae, Ailsa Craig or Arran quite easily. A paddle steamer will take you around Ailsa Craig which has been turned into a bird sanctuary.

The largest island, Arran, can be reached by ferry. This a beautiful place to get away and relax in nature. Walk to your hearts content around the coastline, woodlands and mountains here. Hiking and biking trails are easy to find all over the mainland as well.

Whether you prefer staying in a hotel or bed and breakfast, you have many choices. There is something for every budget and taste. Or you may opt for an apartment if you will be here for a while.

The beauty and variety of this historic area awaits you. Once you visit, you will find yourself going home much more relaxed but wanting to come back whenever you can.

Whether you are looking for flights from Prestwick or are planning on visiting the area it is important that you know all the flight routes. With travel tips and advice from Hamish McDougall you should be able to find the best Prestwick flights for your trip.

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