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Ayr Racecourse

Place to visit
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.

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Open Times: Please see are website for full details of race meetings and events

Price Details: Please see our website for ticket prices.

Arrival information and directions

Address: 2/6 Whitletts Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, AyrKA8 0JE, United Kingdom

Ayr Racecourse, 2 Whitletts Road, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA8 0JE By Road - The M77 links Ayr with Glasgow which is only 37 miles away and Edinburgh is a 83 mile drive. By Rail - There is a regular, reliable rail service from Ayr to all parts of the country and the station is less than 5 minutes by road or a 12 minute walk from the course. By Ferry - Ferries run from Troon (seasonal) , which is a 15 minute drive away. There are also ferry links from Cairnryan to Ireland. By Air - Prestwick International Airport is only 10 minutes from Ayr and Glasgow Airport  40 minutes, both offering flights to and from a variety of destinations.

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