Low Green

An area of open space overlooking Ayr Bay in South Ayrshire, Low Green is located a quarter-mile (0.5 km) southwest of Ayr town centre. Once providing common grazing, this is all that remains of the common land, which was granted to the Burgh of Ayr by King William the Lion in 1205. The Esplanade separates Low Green from the sea, while Ayr County Buildings and Wellington Square lie to the north, on an area once known as High Green that was feued by the council for building in the early 19th C. By this time, Low Green had become an area for recreation; a ladies' croquet lawn was laid out in 1870, while men played football. A bandstand was built here, although this was demolished in the early 1950s, and Ayr Pavilion was built at the northern end of Low Green in 1911. The Royal Flying Corps used Low Green as a landing strip during the First World War.

Today, Low Green extends to 18 ha (44.5 acres) and includes a putting green and play area.

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