This coastal town is perhaps best known for its international airport, which welcomed Elvis Presley back in 1960 when he touched down en-route to Germany. But Prestwick is also well-known for much more than its fleeting encounter with ‘the King’. Situated on the coast, 34 miles south of Glasgow, Prestwick is Scotland’s oldest baronial burgh, dating back over 1,000 years. Robert the Bruce is said to have drunk the water here at what is known locally as Bruce’s Well. The town also played host to the first ever Open Golf Championship at Old Prestwick Golf Course in 1860.
Prestwick’s location in South Ayrshire puts it in an ideal position to explore the delights of this magnificent part of Scotland, which is characterised by rolling green hills, picturesque beaches, a striking coastline and its neighbouring islands, each as individual as the last.
As a base we use the Britannia Adamton Hotel, a beautiful and impressive manor house set in an historic country estate dating back to the 11th Century.