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Ayr is a town and port situated on the Firth of Clyde in the south-west of Scotland. The population is around 46,000, making it the largest settlement in Ayrshire.
To the north of Ayr is the adjoining town of Prestwick, famous for its golf and its aviation industry as home of Prestwick international airport. Other neighbouring settlements include Alloway, known for its associations with the poet Robert Burns.
Ayr is a coastal town which lies on the mouth of the River Ayr. The river then flows out into the larger Firth of Clyde. From the coast Arran can be seen and on a very clear day, the north tip of Northern Ireland. It is within the region of Strathclyde. Much of the land in and around this area is very flat and low lying. Much of the land however towards the south of Ayr is higher than most areas in the county of Ayrshire. Ayr lies approximately 35 miles southwest of Glasgow.
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