Newmarket Street, Ayr


Established as a Royal Burgh in 1205. Ayr served as a central marketplace and harbour throughout the medieval period and was a well-known port during the early modern period.

On the southern bank of the River Ayr sits the ramparts of a citadel constructed by Oliver Cromwell’s men during the mid-17th century. Towards the south of the town is the birthplace of Scottish poet Robert Burns in the suburb of Alloway. Ayr has been a popular tourist resort since the expansion of the railway in 1840 owing to the town’s fine beach and its links to golfing and Robert Burns.

Read about the launch of the Top Up Taps in Ayr on the Scottish Water Website.

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