The Royal Burgh of Ayr, the administrative centre of the South Ayrshire council area, lies in south-west Scotland on the mouth of the River Ayr. Located around 35 miles south-west of Glasgow, on the Firth of Clyde, it is the biggest coastal town in South Ayrshire. The town’s history boasts links with Robert the Bruce, who held the first Parliament of Scotland here on 26 April 1315, and Scotland’s National Bard Robert Burns, who was born on the outskirts of the town. In terms of sport, Ayr is home to Ayr United, who play at Somerset Park, as well as Ayr Racecourse, the venue of the Scottish Grand National. There are also three public golf courses at Bellisle, Seafield and Dalmilling. The adjoining town of Prestwick is famous for being the home of Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, while nearby Troon is known for hosting the Open Championship. Ayr offers a wide range of food outlets, from cafés to fine dining restaurants. The Waterfront bar and terrace boasts stunning views over the harbour, while Cecchini’s Restaurant on Fort Street serves the finest continental and Italian cuisine.