Home to both the Scottish Grand National Festival and the Ayr Gold Cup Festival, Ayr racecourse is Scotland's only grade 1 racetrack. There's a busy schedule of fixtures throughout the year, with many events featuring live entertainment.
Where is Ayr Racecourse located?
Located on Whitletts Road in Ayr, the racecourse is just 15 minutes' walk from the town centre, or 5 minutes' drive. With good links by road, rail, air and ferry, Ayr is just 37 miles from Glasgow, and 83 miles from Edinburgh.
Details on what activities are available at Ayr Racecourse?
Hosting some of Scotland's best racing, this stunningly-located course plays host to the Scottish Grand National and the Ayr Gold Cup Festival, each year, with a full calendar of events throughout the season. There are also plenty of other conferences and events taking place at the race course throughout the year.
Things to do in the local area?
Charming, elegant and with a fascinating history, the seaside town of Ayr has been home to horse racing since 1576. Birthplace of Scottish poet, Rabbie Burns, Ayr is also home to some stunning golf courses, including Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick.
The racecourse's on-site hotel, the Western House Hotel, is perfectly situated to enjoy the races and to explore all that Ayr has to offer. With stylish, comfortable rooms, with views across the racecourse, and the excellent Jockey Club Restaurant, the hotel make a great choice for visitors to Ayr.