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Prestwick Attractions

Prestwick's wealth of attractions could keep even the most determined visitor occupied for weeks. A visit to Glasgow Prestwick Airport, which is Prestwick is Scotland's largest commercial airfield. For those who are addicted to the game of golf, Prestwick Golf Club extends a warm welcome to all golfers from all around the world wishing to come and enjoy our testing traditional Links.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Glasgow Prestwick Airport

In physical terms, Prestwick is Scotland's largest commercial airfield, although in passenger traffic terms it sits in fourth place after Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International, and Aberdeen Airport all of which are operated by BAA. Passenger traffic peaked in 2007 following ten years of rapid growth, driven in part by the boom in no-frills airlines, especially from Ryanair who is Prestwick's biggest tenant and uses the airport as a hub. Since 2007 there has been a significant reduction in passenger traffic with 1.3 million passengers passing through the airport in 2011, a 22% annual reduction

Hotels near Glasgow Prestwick Airport
No 21 Rooms from £53.50
Prestwick Guest House3 starfrom £30.00
The Hollies from £45.00
8 Regent Park from £60.00
Golf View BandB4 starfrom £50.00
Prestwick Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club extends a warm welcome to all golfers from all around the world wishing to come and enjoy our testing traditional Links. The Club is situated just half an hour's drive south west of Glasgow on Ayrshire's famous golfing coast, a stretch of land as famous as any in the world for prime golfing terrain. Prestwick shares its boundaries with Royal Troon and is just 40 minutes from Turnberry, with Open final qualifying courses such as Kilmarnock Barassie, Glasgow Gailes, Western Gailes and Irvine Bogside all within a 20 minute drive.

Hotels near Prestwick Golf Club
Golf View Guest House4 starfrom £40.00
Golf View BandB4 starfrom £50.00
Parkstone Hotel3 starfrom £60.00
Firhill3 starfrom £30.00
8 Regent Park from £60.00
Scottish Maritime Museum

Scottish Maritime Museum

Visit the Museum's Boatshop on Irvine's harbourside, where you will find exhibitions, ship models and a children's activity area. Guided tours start here throughout the day. You can also visit Scotland's "Cathedral to Engineering", the Linthouse Engine Shop, built in 1872, where you can explore much of the Museum's collection inside, including shipbuilding machinery and machine tools, smaller boats, canoes, lifeboats, and much more. On a tour you can also visit the Pontoons in the harbour, where the floating boats are moored, the restoration slipway. A tour also includes the shipyard workers' tenement flat, restored to its pre-1920s appearance. The Museum shop stocks a wide selection of general and maritime souvenirs, books and videos.

Hotels near Scottish Maritime Museum
Harbour Guest House from £40.00
Irvine Bay Studios from £50.00
The Harbour Guest House from £50.00
Westshore Studio from £49.00
Harbourside Hotel from £39.00

Other Attraction near Prestwick

  • Crossraguel Abbey - The remains of Crossraguel Abbey, which are remarkably complete and of a very high quality, include the church, cloister, chapter house and much of the domestic premises.
  • Souter Johnnie's Cottage - The inspiration for the character Souter Johnnie, Tam's 'ancient, trusty, drouthy crony' in Burns' poem Tam O'Shanter, was John Davidson, the real-life souter (shoemaker) who lived and worked in this cottage.
  • Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life And Costume - There has been a mill on the site since the 14th century, set up by the monks of Killwinning Abbey. The Present mill was erected in 1640 and rebuilt in 1880 after being damaged by fire.