First time at this site and first time back in the area since 1960 ! As a kid Butlins Ayr was the place to go, so my parents thought. The caravan site is what I would call in a secluded location but the have build a university around it !
First week in July was our visit and the weather was excellent. The site and facilities are well run and spotless.
There is a nice walk along the river into Ayr. Ayr itself is like a lot of places these days, closed shops etc but it does cater for the tourist ie lots of eating and drinking places. The beach area has not changed much since my boyhood visit, still sand and sea.
After doing loads of walk we took a taxi back to the site, £4 not bad. The next day we found the number 2 bus goes in the direction of the site, even cheaper, zero with our Scottish travel pass.
We took a trip to Arran. As we both have senior rail card cards we did a 'Rail and Sail' Ayr to Brodick, cost £11.80, brilliant. A great day on Arran.
Another day out is Culzean Castle. If you have kids take a picnic and chairs this is a DAY out.
We will be definitely be returning but "the Sword of Damocles" hangs over the site, the university wants it for another car park. I do hope the suites at the Caravan and Motorhome Club are working for all they are worth to keep this site for its members. For this reason I understand why money has not been spent on upgrading the facilities and the entrance to the site.
The wardens do a wonderful job and I highly recommend this site and the area to all.
Reviewed on 11/08/2018 23:19