The Burns Experience Museum at Alloway (operated by the NTS)is now well established - by staying at Prestwick, you are ideally located to explore the many Burns locations in Ayrshire and further South.
Chicago 2012, but even better Gleneagles 2014 for the next Ryder Cup on home soil. And a small Athletics Meeting in Glasgow that same year! Why not combine being a spectator and play some golf on the wonderful West Coast challenges, including Old Prestwick (where the first Open golf championship was played in 1860), just over the road from Fairways Cottages. Visit prestwickgc, or just contact us for help.
Interested in Robert Adam architecture, or Thomas Chippendale and Scottish furniture? Dumfries House at Auchinleck (just 30 mins. by car) is a hidden gem not to be missed. In 2012/13, you can visit daily until late October and then visit at weekends in the winter months - see Dumfries House dumfries-house.