Sporting adventures await every type of visitor who books an adventure sport hotel in Ayrshire and Isle of Arran. Its varied terrain of rocky cliffs, flat green plains and surrounding waters make this south-western area of Scotland a must for adrenaline addicts. After a day of exhausting excursions, guests can always unwind in one of the seafront restaurants or bars with a glass of the national tipple, great whiskey.
Horse riding and racing
Whether visitors prefer to sit on the saddle or watch races from the comfort of the stands, equestrian sports are plentiful here. Ayr Racecourse is the only Grade 1 track in Scotland, and racing events take place throughout the year. Such as the glamourous Scottish Sun Raceday and the three day long William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival.
Shanter Riding Centre in Maidens village takes riders on treks across the sandy coastline, where they can take in the dramatic surrounding views of Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde. Those new to horse riding can take lessons at the centre before exploring the village on horseback.
Golf is another favourite sport with Scots, and Ayrshire is home to the famous Open Championship. Courses of note for fans to putt some holes, include Prestwick, Royal Troon and Ailsa at Turnberry.
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