In and Around Glasgow Prestwick Airport

The Shops at Prestwick airport include a WHSmith, Scottish Presence and Nuance tax and duty free shop so there’s plenty on offer. However, if you’re feeling adventurous there is also lots to do around Prestwick airport so we thought it would be helpful to give you a selection of the best bits.

Pubs and restaurants

Glasgow is known as one of the liveliest destinations in Europe, and for good reason. The city offers plenty of restaurants serving a variety of dishes from Scottish to Turkish food, there’s certainly something for everyone.

Glasgow is situated 32 miles away from Prestwick airport, so approximately 45 minutes by car. If you do fancy venturing further afield you’ll find plenty of restaurants, pubs and clubs. There are a number of bars where you can hear live music or if you prefer things a touch more traditional then a cosy real ale pub is perfect.


If you love to shop then Glasgow is the place to be. It’s the biggest and best when it comes to retail in the UK outside of London. A huge selection of shops and outlets are sure to have everything you want; in the Argyll Arcade alone there are 32 jewellery shops, ideal if you want to buy a loved one a little surprise.

Local attractions

Scotland is famous for its amazing castles and Culzean is one of the most popular. The castle dates back to the 1400s and is a magnificent sight. It’s a great place to visit, with gardens in the summer, a visitor centre, restaurants and shops. For a list of opening times and to find out more visit

Robert Burns is Scotland’s best-loved poet and the beautiful Burns cottage where he was born on the 25th January 1759 is now a Heritage park. Nestled in picturesque Alloway, the site is well worth a visit. There’s a National Trust museum on site, which celebrates Robert Burns’ unforgettable contribution to poetry with the most important Burns collection in the world, it’s a fitting tribute to the life of this wonderful poet.

Take a swing

If you love your golf you’ll relish the opportunity to play a round on the Royal Troon’s famous course. Not only is it a fabulously scenic course but more importantly for avid golfers, it’s one of the most demanding championship courses on the circuit. If you’d like to know more, refer to their direct website They offer numerous packages that cater to all golfers and all budgets.

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