Place:Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland

Coordinates55.483°N 4.617°W
Located inAyrshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoMonkton and Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotlandparish of which Preswick was a part
Strathclyde, Scotlandregional authority 1975-1996
South Ayrshire, Scotlandunitary Council Area since 1996
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Prestwick is a town in South Ayrshire on the south-west coast of Scotland, about south-west of Glasgow. It adjoins the larger town of Ayr, the centre of which is about south. It had a population of 14,934 at the 2001 census.

The town is served by Glasgow Prestwick Airport, which serves many European destinations as well as transatlantic and other international cargo flights.

The town was the first home of the Open Golf Championship, which was played on the Prestwick Old Course from 1860 to 1872.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Prestwick. especially the sections "History" and "Transport".

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