|Ayr Town Hall.|
There are so many great shots that can be taken from the river of the title image of Ayr Town Hall but the sun, clouds and photographic light can be both a friend and enemy as you can't be everywhere at the same time. Those wanting the definitive photographic guide of the town centre may be disappointed as I only had a few hours here.
The 1820's Town Hall dominates the skyline with the steeple reaching a height of 225 ft, the historic building is mainly used as a concert venue.
|water fountain and Ayr Pavilion (Pirate Petes)|
|Pirate Pete's , Ayr|
|Cloud trail, Ayr Pavilion.|
... and an excuse to wait a little longer to enjoy the ... err ... sunshine and other things.
|Firth of Clyde Ice Cream|
|37518 Ayr (NER / SRPS railtours) 27.09.2014|
(Just to add that I returned here for an enforced one hour break later in 2014 on a Scottish Railway Preservation Society / North East Railtours charter trip to Stranraer.)
|The Lang Scots mile, Ayr|
|County Buildings and Courthouse, Ayr|
|World War II War Memorial, Ayr|
|County Court Green, Ayr|
|Tam O' Shanter pub, Ayr|
|The Auld Brig, Ayr|
The History of Ayr is a bit vague but it appears to have been well established with the oldest borough charter in 1205 before the Magna Carta. The Castle built in 1197 by William I was replaced by a Citadel built by Oliver Cromwell in 1654. The first Scottish Parliament was held in St John's Tower with Robert The Bruce in 1315 before he became king with later Governments of Cromwell controlling Scotland from governing Scotland from his Citadel.
Ayr was important as a main south west Scottish coastal port in The Firth of Clyde long before it relinquished that title to Glasgow. In the late 1770's it was thought that 300 ships were exporting and importing slate, bottles, tobacco and salt to all parts of the Globe.
|Arran Mall, Ayr|
|L.G. Nails Ayr|
|Souter Johnny on Tam O' Shanter pub, Ayr|
Thought I'd opt to eat inside as the customary seaside bag of Fish and Chips in a courtyard seemed a little more dangerous .... :-)
|You're on my patch so ... if you eat here ... beware !|
(I bide my time, Ayr)