AYR is by far the largest town on the Firth of Clyde coast. It was an important seaport and trading centre for many centuries, and rivalled Glasgow in size and significance right up until the late seventeenth century. Nowadays, the town won't keep you long, though it pulls in the crowds for the Scottish Grand National and the Scottish Derby (Web:
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WALK 1 Start in Trafalgar square and look at the four glass lamps in the corners, they come from Lord Nelson's ship HMS Victory, look at the floor at ...
WALK 1 Start in Trafalgar square and look at the four glass lamps in the corners, they come from Lord Nelson's ship HMS Victory, look at the floor at the North side of the square and see the Imperial measurements laid out. Then cross to the National Gallery, when you walk in look at the mosaic in the floor, you are walking on Greta Garbo. Leaving the square head up St. Martin's Lane and on the right hand side you will see a narrow entrance to Mays Court , turn in here and you will find preserved a Georgian shopping street with glazed bow fronted shop windows, though none operate as shops now. ...
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