My stay in Ayr was brief; it was a pit stop on my way up the Scottish coast. But the beauty of this charming area cannot be denied. The Ayr Youth Hostel (pictured above) was an amazing opportunity to stay in a remarkable building. However, I recently learned that the youth hostel closed a few years ago. Even if you can’t stay in this castle, there are many other great lodging choices in Ayrshire.
While visiting this coastal community, be sure to check out the amazing views of the Firth of Clyde and the Irish Sea. If you are a golfer, then Troon is a must see course. Troon on the coast has hosted the British Open Golf Championship twice in the last seven years and eight times in total.