The County town of Ayr, in the heart of the Burns Country is a modern, busy shopping centre, attracting many visitors throughout the year the town , the sea -front and its leafy suburbs offer accommodation to suit all. The shopper will find all the usual names in the High Street but it is worth seeking out the privately owned establishments. For the visitor there is a guided tour of the town including some points of historical interest. The south side has recently been redeveloped to include Harbour Point where a fine modern apartment is available for holiday rental. A good starting point for the tour is the Town Hall, with its clock tower and steeple, visible on a good day from many view points including Royal Troon Old Course! This fine hall is home to many events throughout the year. Every year it sees the Ayrshire Music Festival a wonderful competition and showcase of young talent, which has survived for over 70 years and has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. From the traffic lights tourists can look up the High Street. Just a couple of doors from the Town Hall we find Robbie's Drams with a wide range of wines and spirits. Beyond, there are several specialist shops, many in the exclusive Queens Court complex, including His Nibs Jewellers and Gift Shop with its range of antique and collectable items, and Lisbeth's nearly new designer wear. There is Lady Cathcart House a historic building incorporating a beautifully appointed maisonette which is available for holiday rental. Beyond Queens Court, visitors will find the main Post Office and the Bus Station. A hard right turn at the roundabout will take the walker into Fort Street to find the Greenan Gallery, with its range of local artists' work in originals and prints. Straight through the roundabout brings us to the gardens and fine buildings of Wellington Square from where the sea front is visible.