The Crescent, a luxury Ayr Guest House, was built in 1898 at the height
of Victorian splendour, No. 26 THE CRESCENT lies amidst an impressive
row of imposing terraced houses.
Its location allows guests complete peace and quiet, yet enjoys close
proximity and easy access to Ayr's busy shopping centre and seafront.
Ayr's only 5 Star Accommodation, 26 The Crescent Guest House was built
in 1898 and is located within an impressive row of Victorian terraced
The Crescent Accommodation
Bedrooms and Suites:
This luxurious Bedroom has a Bath, WC and Wash Hand Basin, Bath Robes
and Arran Aromatic Toiletries. Hair Dryer, Flat Screen Television, an
Hostess Tray along with Highland Spring Still and Sparkling Water.
4 Poster En-Suite: (1):
The 4 Poster En-Suite Room has a luxurious bathroom with Bath, Shower,
WC and Wash Hand Basin with Arran Aromatic Toiletries, fresh towels and
Bath Robes. There is also a pull out single bed which can accommodate
a child. The Bedroom has Flat Screen Television, Hostess Tray, Hair Dryer,
Trouser Press, Dab Radio and Free Wi-Fi. There are complimentary bottles
of Highland Spring Still and Sparkling Water. The large Bay Window gives
a magnificent view over The Crescent.
Double En-Suite / Twin Room:
This can be a Double or a Twin En-suite as it has a zip and link King
size bed, This also has a luxurious bathroom, Bath, Shower, WC and Wash
Hand Basin. with Arran Aromatic Toiletries, Bath Robes and fresh towels.
Flat Screen Television, Hostess Tray, Hair Dryer and Free Wi-Fi. There
are complimentary bottles of Highland Spring Still and Sparkling Water.
Single Room Ensuite:
Room 3 is situated on the first floor and has an en-suite shower, WC and
Wash Hand Basin. Bath Robes and Arran Aromatic Toiletries and Fresh Towels.
There is also a Flat Screen Television, Hair Dryer, Hostess Tray and Free
Wi-Fi, along with complimentary Bottled Highland Spring Still and Sparking
Breakfast is served in the dining room between the hours
off 08:00 and 09:00 or if required a packed breakfast on request if guests
have an early
There are 5 dining tables on which there are Portmerion Crockery and
Silver Cutlery and can accommodate 10 guests comfortably.
Guest can choose a varied selection of Fresh Juices, Fresh Fruit, Cereals
and Hot Porridge with Cream, followed by a Full Scottish Breakfast, Smoked
Salmon and Scrambled Eggs, Natural Smoked Haddock and Poached Eggs and
Smoked Kippers on request. Eggs cooked to your requirement.
A selection of Teas and Cafetiere Coffee.
Parking is available on street for guests directly outside 26 The Crescent.
A large number of Restaurants and bars are within a couple of minutes
The Crescent enjoys close proximity and easy access to Ayr's
busy shopping centre and seafront. Ayr Race Course, Burns Cottage and
the famous Turnberry and Royal Troon courses, are approximately 20 minutes
from The Crescent.
Things to do:
Ayr Racecourse at Whitletts Road, Ayr, Scotland, was opened on 1907.
Culzean Castle stands on the brink of 150ft cliffs that drop sheer into
the Firth of Clyde.
It all started here. Robert Burns, Scotland's most treasured poet was
born in this small white cottage on 25th Jan 1759.
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland’s
With its sumptuous interiors and magnificent furnishings, all set in two
thousand acres of land, there is something to delight and enchant visitors
of all ages.
History of Ayr
In 1197 a castle was built by the River Ayr. Shortly afterwards, in 1205,
King William the Lion created a burgh at Ayr. He laid out streets and
set aside plots of land for building houses. William also started a market
at Ayr. (In those days there were few shops so if you wished to buy or
sell anything you had to go to a market). Once the market at Ayr was up
and running people would come to live in the new town.
William also granted the people of the new town of Ayr a charter (a document
granting the townspeople certain rights and privileges).
From 1261 Ayr also had an annual fair. (In the Middle Ages fairs were
like markets but they were held only once a year and they attracted buyers
and sellers from a wide area). The little town of Ayr flourished, although
it would seem tiny to us with a population of (at most) 1,500.
In the little town of Ayr there were the same craftsmen you would find
in any Scottish town such as skinners and fleshers. There was also a wool
industry in Ayr with weavers and dyers. There were also fishermen in Ayr
and there was a shipbuilding industry.
Ayr was a busy little port. Skins, hides and wool were exported from
Ayr while wine (the drink of the upper class and salt were imported.
In the 13th century friars came to Ayr. Friars were like monks but instead
of withdrawing from the world they went out to preach. In 1230 Dominican
friars arrived in Ayr. They were called black friars because of the colour
However not all was peaceful in Ayr. According to legend at the end of
the 13th century the English invited some prominent Scots to a meeting
at Ayr but they then captured and hanged them. In revenge William Wallace
set fire to some barns where English soldiers were staying and burned
them to death.
Nevertheless from 1301 to 1312 Ayr was in English hands.
However in 1315 a Scottish parliament met in the Church of St John the
Baptist in Ayr to decide who would succeed Robert the Bruce.
During the 14th century Ayr flourished. A new settlement grew up across
the River Ayr at Newton.
In the 13th century the houses in Ayr were made of wood but in the 15th
century some richer citizens began rebuilding their houses in stone. The
Tolbooth was built in the early 15th century and in the late 15th century
the Auld Brig was rebuilt.
Largest of the Clyde Coast holiday towns, Ayr lies in the very centre
of the famous Firth of Clyde, 32 miles South-West of Glasgow. It looks
out on the glorious panorama of the Firth, with the majestic peaks of
Arran in the foreground and the Mull of Kintyre in the background. The
beautiful Ayrshire countryside provided the inspiration for some of the
finest verses of the National Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport – 4 miles
Ayr Train Station – 1 miles
Troon Ferry Terminal – 6 miles
Glasgow Airport – 35 miles
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