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 downtown four star hotels in nearby Ayr, Prestwick and Troon, all within a 15 minute drive from the airport.
Eating and drinking
The towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon have plenty to offer in the way of restaurants, cafes and bars. You can get some of the best fish and chips in Scotland straight from the sea at Troon Harbour – just 13 minutes’ drive – or you can go to any one of the town centres that offer a wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars.
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 coastline, hills 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.
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 wonderful walking routes.