Ayrshire

I am not a frequent visitor to Ayrshire although I like the area. It has a good climate and gentle rolling countryside, plus of course the seaside.

Ayr

The following photographs of Ayr were taken on the 24th August 2016, when my wife and I had a brief holiday in Ayr to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We enjoyed a most spectacular sunset.

Ayr Beach

Ayr Beach

Sunset at Ayr Beach

Sunset at Ayr Beach

Afterglow at Ayr Beach

Afterglow at Ayr Beach

Barns Street, Ayr

Barns Street, Ayr from Mercure Hotel

Wellington Square, Ayr

Wellington Square, Ayr

The Pavilion Ayr

The Pavilion, Ayr - now Pirate Pete's.

Ayr Docks

Ayr Docks.

Alloway

Alloway is now a southern suburb of Ayr. It is the birthplace of Robert Burns, housing Burn's Cottage where he was born, a modern Burns Museum, the Burns Monument and Gardens and Brig O' Doon (the Old Bridge of Doon).

Brig O' Doon House Hotel

Brig O' Doon House Hotel. Date: 19/09/2010

Brig O' Doon

Brig O' Doon from main road bridge. Date: 19/09/2010

Back of Brig O' Doon House Hotel and Burns Monument

Back of Brig O' Doon House Hotel and Burns Monument photographed from approach to Brig O' Doon. Date: 25/08/2016

Burns Monument.

Burns Monument. Date: 19/09/2010

Bust of Robert Burns

Bust of Robert Burns in Monument Gardens. Date: 19/09/2010

Dalmellington

Dalmellington is a market town in East Ayrshire on the River Doon. Photos 24th August 2016.

Dalmellington

The centre of Dalmellington

Dalmellington

The Doon Valley Museum, Dalmellington. This closed permanently on 28th January 2017 and the building was transferred to community ownership.

Dalmellington Inn

Dalmellington Inn

Culzean Castle

THese photographs were taken on the 19th May 2006.

Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle

Avenue of trees at Culzean Castle

Avenue of trees at Culzean Castle

Dunure

Photos taken on 19th Sept 2010

Dunure Castle

Dunure Castle with Ailsa Craig in the distance.

Dunure Harbour and Dunure Inn

Dunure Harbour and Dunure Inn

Girvan

Photos taken on 19th Sept 2010

Girvan Harbour

Girvan Harbour

Fishing nets Girvan Harbour

Fishing nets Girvan Harbour

Gouldings Garden Centre and Restaurant, Rosebank

The Flower Fairies Garden Centre, Rosebank

Monument to the crew of the Russian Cruiser 'VARYAG' at Lendalfoot, south of Girvan. The ship, after an interesting history in the first World War, finally came to an end while being towed from Liverpool to Germany to be scrapped and sunk in the Firth of Clyde. This monument was unveiled in 2007 by Russian dignitaries.

Maidens

Photos taken on 19th Sept 2010

Maidens Harbour

Maidens Harbour

Maidens Harbour

Maidens Harbour

Wrecked boat in Maidens Harbour

Maidens Harbour

Today's catch

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