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A bit about Inverdon

Inverdon From The Front Gardens.
Inverdon Front Garden

Inverdon is a beautiful blonde sandstone 19th century B-listed building located in south Ayr and enjoys spectacular views across the Old Racecourse and Belleisle Park & Golf Course. The building was designed by world-renowned architect Sir William Arrol, the architect behind the Tay Bridge, Forth Rail Bridge and Tower Bridge, and was designed to give unrivalled views over Ayr Racecourse which was located on the park ground directly to the front of Inverdon until it was relocated to its current location on Whitletts Road in 1907. 

The original racecourse has left its mark on the local area with street names such as Racecourse View (Inverdon’s address) and Racecourse Road while the architect’s name has been immortalised in the naming of nearby Arrol Drive.

Inverdon retains loads of original features, including breath-taking ceiling cornicing and two towers from where the original owners could enjoy perfect views of the racing directly in front of the building! Following the relocation of the racecourse, the grounds to the front were gifted to the people of Ayr and are now known as The Old Racecourse and Belleisle Golf Course, views of which can still be enjoyed from the bay windows of our apartment!

In its time, Inverdon has been a private house, a hotel and dormitories for nearby Wellington Boarding School before being converted into the beautiful apartments we see today.

A bit about Ayr

Ayr is a beautiful seaside town that is known world-over as the birthplace of Scotland’s national poet, Rabbie Burns. Rabbie was born on the 25th of January 1759 in a small cottage in Alloway (around a 5 minute drive from Inverdon) which is now known as Burns’ Cottage and is open to the public, together with the Burns Birthplace Museum which is a couple of minutes’ walk from his cottage.

Scotland is known as the home of golf and has some of the best golf courses in the world with many based in Ayrshire such as Belleisle Golf Course (2 minutes’ drive from Inverdon and visible from our apartment), St. Nicholas in Prestwick, Royal Troon and Turnberry to name but a few.

Ayr’s beautiful beaches are a few minutes’ walk from Inverdon and are definitely worth a visit with golden sandy beaches, a paved promenade, the Low Green parkland, Pirate Pete’s Family Entertainment Centre and stunning views of Ayr’s renowned sunsets over Arran.

Arran itself is a beautiful island off the west coast of Ayr and can be reached by the regular ferry service running from Ardrossan, definitely worth a visit and day trips across are very popular!

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