Ayrshire enjoys a fine reputation for fresh local produce of the highest quality. And now many local restaurants are capitalising on this by serving up the very best quality at extremely affordable prices. You will be surprised at the prices for top quality, when compared to the city restaurants.
Taste Ayrshire is an initiative that has been set up to publicise the quality of Ayrshire food and produce. Take a look at their website www.tasteayrshire.co.uk and see a great selection of eating places.
Stay in a quality B&B and the owners will be able to recommend the best local eating places.
Many visitors come to Ayrshire to enjoy the great outdoors. There are so many lovely walks, with the Ayrshire Coastal Path stretching over 100 miles from Glenapp to Skelmorlie.
It is not just the scenery that walkers appreciate, it is also the diverse wildlife along the rivers and shores.
Many of the ABBA B&Bs offer a service of taking your luggage on to the next B&B. Please ask when you make your booking.
Culzean Castle is widely regarded as the best National Trust property in Scotland.
And now Dumfries House, near Cumnock, is attracting visitors in their thousands, to see this fantastic country mansion, with its unique collection of Chippendale furniture.
And of course Robert Burns has many connections throughout Ayrshire, with the jewel being the Museum in Alloway.
Add to that the craft town of West Kilbride, Dean Castle and the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock and you can see there is plenty to do in Ayrshire
Several B&Bs have joined the Ayrshire B&B Association recently, appreciating the benefits of collaboration.
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A stunning Festival of Flight is set to celebrate the history of aviation at Prestwick.
Organisers plan to make a dramatic air show the highlight of the 10-day event,. And a range of other attractions, including a film festival at the Gaiety, could also form part of the programme.
Curators Angela Wrapson and George Kerevan say they hope to revive the region’s passion for its rich aviation history. Angela revealed: “Prestwick is a name that is synonymous around the world with flight. “When you look back through its timeline, so many important things have happened here. “So an event like this could have international significance for Ayrshire and far beyond.”
Organisers hope to run a number of fringe events, with an aviation-themed fashion show and a comic and book festival among the plans.
Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Team in partnership with VisitScotland are hosting a Tourism Gathering to explore how the industry can best work together to drive tourism growth in Ayrshire & Arran.
The event will allow businesses in East, North and South Ayrshire the chance to boost their business through improved networking, collaboration and marketing opportunities in the tourism sector and for Ayrshire & Arran as a destination.
The Event is free and will take place at Menzies Hotel, Irvine on Tuesday 30 April 2013 between 10am and 4:30pm.
During the day there will be presentations on the Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Strategy and insights into the Ayrshire & Arran visitor. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in a range of workshops which will explore watersports, working with the media, online communication and developing themed itineraries.
Moira Birtwistle, Chair of Tourism Leadership Group stated: “This Tourism Gathering offers an excellent networking opportunity to engage with our industry partners in collectively exploring the key actions designed by the Ayrshire and Arran Tourism Team and supported by the Tourism Leadership Group, to assist in the positioning of Ayrshire & Arran as a premier destination of choice.”
Businesses can register online now at: http://aatourismconference.eventbrite.com/. Registration closes on at 12 noon on Friday 26 April 2013.
Many people choose a hotel rather than a B&B, because they have an impression of B&Bs from their childhood. Things have changed! You don’t have to queue up for the only toilet in the place; you don’t wait on the gong ringing before going for breakfast; and there are no rickety old beds.
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So if you have never tried a B&B, now is a great time. Save yourself some money, and be surprised just how good B&Bs are these days. Choose from a wide range in Ayrshire at www.ayrshirebandb.com
Open Studios Ayrshire launches a new and exciting event encompassing Ayr and its surrounding locality, giving visitors the opportunity to meet a diverse group of talented artists and designers in their own work spaces and studios. Two of our own members of AB&BA are exhibiting viz.. Alasdair Currie and Andrea Jones from Alton Albany, near Barr
This year’s trail includes 36 artists living and working throughout Ayrshire. Visitors are offered free access to all venues. More details
Mothers love being taken out for a nice Sunday lunch. But just imagine taking her to the seaside for an overnight stay. Wake up in the morning with a scrumptious breakfast, take a walk along the promenade and head off to one of the many great restaurants in Ayrshire. The Western House in Ayr are offering special Mother’s Day lunches at reasonable cost.
And by staying in a B&B, you can have all the comforts without paying a fortune. Check out availability in Ayrshire