NS2413 : The Ayr coast south of Drumshang

taken 17 years ago, near to Drumshang, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

The Ayr coast south of Drumshang
The Ayr coast south of Drumshang
The Ayr has a beautiful coast which has long been popular as a holiday resort, not least because of the erstwhile Butlins Heads of Ayr camp, though taking a holiday there was always a gamble on the weather. One thing you don't need to gamble on in South Ayrshire is the scenery, as the photograph, taken from the A719 coast road and looking south-west towards Culzean Bay, shows. The line of bushes in the middle distance marks the course of the one-time coastal railway from Ayr to Girvan. This stretch closed way back in 1955 although the passenger trains ceased as early as 1930. The Heads of Ayr camp kept the northern part of the line open until 1968 - it had its own station within the camp. Just round the next bend in the road is Croy Brae, the so-called Electric Brae, which, thanks to an optical illusion appears to run uphill although it is, in fact, a downward slope.
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Tuesday, 10 July, 2001   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 249 133 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:22.9404N 4:45.9284W
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