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"Family run Afton Villa Bed & Breakfast is an impressive Victorian style villa built in the early 1900's recently upgraded to offer en-suite rooms. "
|Afton Villa Bed & Breakfast is a family run B&B ideally situated across from Ayr Racecourse and Western House Hotel.|
Located in the centre of Ayr, close to many good restaurants yet only two minutes from a peaceful walk along the banks of River Ayr. Robert Burns Visitor Centre is two miles, and Culzean Castle is just twenty minutes drive.We are handy for Royal Troon Golf Club and Prestwick Airport.
Many of our guests return time after time and recommend us to their family and friends.
Afton Villa Bed & Breakfast is centrally located to easily access many of the local attractions that Ayrshire has to offer. Ayr Racecourse home to the Scottish Grand National is situated only a few minutes walk away and Western House Hotel one of Scotlands premier wedding venues is also only a few minutes walk away.
Golf in Ayrshire
Ayrshire offers some of the finest golf courses in Scotland, including open venues of Royal Troon and Turnberry. Many of the private courses offer visitor greenfees at reasonable prices.
South Ayrshire Council run eight golf courses. There are three in Ayr, three in Troon along with Girvan and Maybole. We are only a 15 minute drive from Belleisle, which is in beautiful park surroundings in Ayr and is noted as the best council owned course in Scotland, after St Andrews and Carnousitie.
The area also has important connections with Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns, who was born in Alloway, close to Ayr. There is an excellent visitor centre, part of the Burns National Heritage Park, along with a museum housed in the cottage where he was born. Ghost tours can be arranged around "Alloway's Auld Haunted Kirk", which Burns describes in his famous work, Tam o'Shanter. The delightful Brig O'Doon House is nearby and offers a very reasonably priced afternoon tea.
The world's last sea-going paddle steamer PS Waverley sails to various places on the Clyde in the summer months, and calls in to Ayr harbour to pick up passengers.
Other Local Attractions
There is plenty to see in the local area with historic landmarks and beautiful country parks such as Culzean Castle and gardens, busy towns and award-winning visitor attractions are all to hand and set in awe-inspiring scenery. The Firth of Clyde provides excellent sailing opportunities, with the Island of Arran only a one hour ferry crossing from Ardrossan, which is 35 minutes north of Ayr.