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Ayrshire Connect

Prestwick

Prestwick the name coming from the Old English for priests farm, is the town 30 miles southwest to Glasgow. Adjunct to the larger town of Ayr, Prestwick is a lively town filled with all sorts of pubs, shops, and restaurants.

The first home of the Open Golf Championship all the way back in 1860 to 1872 on the Prestwick Old Course, Prestwick is known for being a place for excellent golfing, from Prestwick Golf Club to Prestwick St. Nicholas Golf Club it's safe to say that you won't be short of any golf clubs and that Prestwick is the place to be for your golfing needs.

However, if golf isn't your thing there's no need to fear as Prestwick is also home to a beautiful beach with an incredible view of Arran and Ailsa Craig to bring the whole family and even pets! With a children’s soft play area and park near the beach Prestwick is a fun time for the whole family.

Need to blow off those cobwebs up in your noggin? Walk along the Ayrshire Coastal Path to feel the lovely sea breeze, afterwards relax in one of the many restaurants or grab a drink with your friends in a large range of drinking establishments to suit all tastes.

Need some retail therapy? Fear not Prestwick has you covered from some of the brilliant local independent businesses Prestwick has you covered from groceries to clothes, gifts, and charity shops you can shop till you drop in Prestwick!

Prestwick is also home to the only place in the UK Elvis Presley visited, Glasgow Prestwick Airport with the man behind the airport David McIntyre and the Marquis of Clydesdale were the first to fly over Mount Everest, they later opened a flight school which was an important training centre for RAF pilots in World War II, The school later became Scottish Aviation which created The Prestwick Pioneer aircraft that has a pub in Prestwick named after it.

Maybe travelling by train is more your style? Well, you guessed Prestwick also has two train stations with trains to Glasgow and Ayr along with buses travel in Prestwick is convenient.

Still not satisfied. Well, there's more it's landmarks galore in Prestwick from the previously mentioned beach and Prestwick Old Course, Prestwick is home to landmarks such as the Shaw Monument which overlooks the airport.

Prestwick is also the birthplace of WWE Professional Wrestler Drew McIntyre, Figure Skater Lewis Gibson, and Footballer James Forrest clearly Prestwick can produce some talent!

Impressed by all that and want to come down and see all the hype? Well, there's many luxury and affordable accommodation for you to stay at while you visit.

So, what are you waiting for? Come down to Prestwick.

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Shop Prestwick

Help support local High Streets, independent businesses and perhaps Shop Local a wee bit more?
Explore the diverse range of retailers available in the town and start planning your next visit!

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Eat & Drink Prestwick

Ayrshire is blessed with the finest local produce which then makes up the menus of cafes, bars and restaurants in every town and village.
Explore the tastes of Ayrshire in a variety of wonderful locations and find the right location for your taste buds whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner - or something in between!

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See and Do Prestwick

Whether you're looking to be active or more sedentary there is something for everyone in Ayrshire.
Explore what you can see and do around the area from family attractions, to music and sports venues or rediscover the great outdoors. There's something for everyone!

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Stay Prestwick

Ayrshire is blessed with accommodation to suit every taste and budget from luxury resort hotels to quirky B&Bs and cottages and everything in between.
Explore where you can stay for your next visit from great coastal locations, island escapes to wonderful rural retreats. Ayrshire accommodation is available and affordable.

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Explore by Map

Investigate the area using the Google Map with listings of everything you'll need - shop, eat and drink, accommodation and things to see and do all on a single map.
Click on the map to find out more about each business and find directions on your mobile.

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