Prestwick is located in South Ayrshire in Scotland. The first Open Championship golf tournament was held in Prestwick. The town also has the distinction of being the only town within the UK that was visited by Elvis Presley. The town of Prestwick is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Glasgow. Prestwick features a mile long promenade on the sea that offers children's parks as well as other activities, creating an ideal place for the entire family to visit. Visitors will also find plenty of shopping and dining options in Prestwick as well as in the surrounding area.
Prestwick is a town that is located on the south west coast of Scotland within an area known as South Ayrshire. Prestwick is about thirty miles to the south west of the city of Glasgow. It is a small town that joins onto the town of Ayr. The centre of the town of Ayr is about two miles south of Prestwick.
There is a large airport within the town of Prestwick and the airport serves a vast range of European destinations. The airport also deals with some international cargo flights and transatlantic flights.
The town of Prestwick is probably most popular for its golf as it is home to open golf. In 1860 the first ever open championship of golf was played at the old course within the town of Prestwick. Prestwick went on to host twelve open golf championship competitions. Prestwick also has another two golf courses that are the St Nicholas and the St Cuthberts. The St Nicholas course is the traditional links course and it is located in the southern part of the town.
The town's name of Prestwick comes from the old English language and it means priest's farm. The name is made from two words that are Preost, which means Priest, and wic, which means farm. The town was once an outlying farm of a religious house. To the north of Prestwick is the small village that is known as Monkton.
The town is firmly split into two main areas and the high street runs through the middle. Most of the population live in the eastern part of the town and this area is made up of both council houses and private houses. The neighbourhoods within the eastern part of the town include places such as Marchburn, Glenburn and Powmill.