Stopping at Glasgow Prestwick Airport gives you an opportunity to experience some of the best sights and activities that Scotland has to offer.
Airport staff are on hand to offer recommendations and arrange hospitality.


There are several four and five star hotels in nearby Ayr, Prestwick and Troon, Dumfries and Galloway.


Ayrshire offers a number of first class eateries including fine dining, a Michelin Star restaurant – Braidwoods -, a number of restaurants in the Costley Group, Dumfries House and Entekin House.


If you fancy sampling one of Scotland’s biggest exports, whisky, the airport can arrange tastings in Dakota House or tours of our local distillery on the Isle of Arran.


The west coast boasts some of the most breath taking scenery in Scotland. It is wild and diverse and has endless coastline, hill and other scenic walks.

There are also a number of landmarks in the local area, including Culzean Castle, home to President Eisenhower from 1946, Dumfries House, Prince Charles’s private residence, and the home of Robert Burns, the world famous bard.


Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, is within 35 minutes’ drive, and the capital city Edinburgh is 1 hour 30 minutes from the airport.
Glasgow is a vibrant cultural hub offering excellent shopping, restaurants and nightlife and entertainment.
Edinburgh is a historic city set in the shadow of a magnificent castle. It is also taken over in the month of August by one of the world’s largest culture and comedy festivals.


Scotland is the home of golf and Ayrshire, where Glasgow Prestwick Airport is located, is the home of the 145th Open championship at Royal Troon.
Royal Troon is one of three Open Championship courses within 20 miles of the airport.
There are also a further dozen world class courses right on our doorstep.

Other activities

The coastline and other waterways make the west of Scotland a wonderful location for sailing, fishing and all other water sports.
The local landscape also offers a number of truly memorable walking routes.