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Ayr, Royal Burgh since the early thirteenth century, situated at the mouth of the River Ayr, on the outer Firth of Clyde, is an attractive costal resort with a fishing harbour and fine beaches. The county town of Ayrshire, with a population of around 45,000, Ayr is now the administrative centre for South Ayrshire Council. One of four towns competing recently for city status, Ayr lost out to Stirling. To the north lies Prestwick, with its international airport, and, to the south, Alloway, birthplace of Scottish poet Robert Burns, who described Ayr as “a toon that nane surpasses for honest men and bonny lasses”. The Tam o' Shanter Inn in Ayr high Street houses the Burns Museum. The map below shows the features of the town, its streets and houses as they were in the middle of last century. Click on a selected area of the map to see an enlargement.

Ayr Map
Ayr town map


Map of Ayr

Old map of the town of Ayr circa 1950

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Ayr Map

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