Things to Do in Ayr, Ayrshire

Here's a few things to keep you busy whilst enjoying your stay at Sunnyside b and b;

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Brig O'Doon House Hotel

For guests of weddings/functions at the Brig O'Doon Hotel, you may park here and we will be pleased to drive you the short distance (2 minutes). Check in from midday or earlier by arrangement. Home made soup and sandwiches or home baking on arrival. We will be pleased to arrange your hair or beauty bookings, flower buttonholes and have been known to provide cufflinks, kilt socks and other items guests have forgotten. Visit Website »

Burns Museum and Burns Cottage

The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is a 5-star National Trust property opened in January 2011. It is a world class multi site visitor attraction combining the history and collection of national poet and international icon Robert Burns with cutting edge technology and architecture. You can visit the 18th century thatched cottage where Burns was born and see the most important collection of Burns work and his life. The museum has many interactive exhibits making it suitable for all ages and caters for all major languages. You can climb the Burns Monument, relax in its gardens and walk across the 14th century Brig O'Doon made famous in his poem Tam O'Shanter. The Museum has a large licensed café featuring Scottish dishes and light bites and has a gift shop offering a wide selection of Burns and Scottish gifts. Special entrance rates for guests of Sunnyside and free lift to events at Burns Cottage and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Visit Website »


Ayrshire is the home of Open Golf where the first competition was played at Prestwick in 1860. Ayrshire has 2 of Scotland's Open Championship courses at Turnberry and Royal Troon and Sunnyside is situated just 20 minutes drive from both. Often referred to as Scotland's Golf Coast, Ayrshire is steeped in golf tradition and along with its breathtaking scenery and fine municipal courses makes it a superb golf destination. At Sunnyside b and b we can book your golf at discounted rates, have secure storage for your clubs and can provide early breakfasts and packed lunches. We are just 2 minutes drive from Ayr's Belleisle and Seafield courses. Belleisle is one of only a few public courses to host professional tournaments. Visit Website »

River Doon Fishing

We are pleased to provide accommodation for anglers of Doonfoot Fishings on the nearby River Doon (less than 5 minutes walk). We can provide early breakfasts/breakfasts to go, secure storage of equipment and bait, overnight drying and packed lunches including home made soups. Visit Website »

Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle and its 600 acre estate is one of Scotland's most visited attractions, having something to suit all ages and is just 20 minutes drive south of Sunnyside on the scenic A719 coastal route. Sunnyside caters for visitors to Culzean and wedding guests there from all over the world. Visit Website »

Heads of Ayr Farm Park

4-star Heads of Ayr Farm Park is just one mile south of Sunnyside b and b on the A719. It is a great day out for all the family, whatever the weather. It has almost 50 different types of animal from exotic alpacas and wallabys to loveable donkeys and rabbits. Its many indoor and outdoor activities include super diggers, electric tractors and soft play areas for toddlers up to teens. Visit Website »

Greenan Castle

The beach and historic Greenan Castle are less than 10 minutes walk from Sunnyside. The Castle dates from the 12th century when it was an earthwork and timber fortress. It is on the edge of a sheer coastal cliff and is freely accessible in daylight hours. From Sunnyside you can take a leisurely stroll along the seafront and beautiful beach into the centre of Ayr. Visit Website »