Savoy Park Hotel, Ayr
The original building was commissioned by Charles Henry Alston, an engineer and iron founder from Glasgow and was designed by the notable Ayr architect James Archibald Morris circa 1886. The Savoy Park Hotel on the Racecourse Road is only a few minutes walk from Ayr town centre and the Ayr seafront with spectatular views of Arran.
Racing at Ayr is outstripped only by golfing for its popularity. The Savoy Park Hotel is close to Belleisle and Seafield Golf Courses. The original Open Championship Course of Old Prestwick and two of the current championship courses, Turnberry and Royal Troon, are readily accessible from the Savoy Park Hotel. Altogether there are 32 golf courses in Ayrshire.
Ayr is the birthplace of Rabbie Burns, the National Bard, and no trip to Ayr is complete without a tour of the local attractions, such as Burns Cottage and the Burns National Heritage Park, which are within 10 minutes walk of the Savoy Park Hotel.