After the incredible buzz around the country after the success of the 2012 Olympics, the excitement in Scotland is mounting as Glasgow prepares to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It all kicks off on 23 July so there’s just under 3 weeks to go until the city is filled with some of the best athletes in the world. From gymnastics, aquatics, athletics and hockey to cycling, netball and table tennis there are a whole variety of sports (17 in total) to keep the adrenaline pumping.
What are the Commonwealth Games?
The Games occur every 4 years involving atheletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The first event was held in 1930 and since then every 4 years around 70 different teams from the 53 members of Commonwealth participate in over 250 different events.
Where is it?
Throughout the history of the Games they’ve been held in Commonwealth countries across the world and this year they’re being hosted in the wonderful city of Glasgow in Scotland. There are 12 venues across the city and the 13th is the Aquatics centre in Edinburgh.
Can you go and watch?
Yes! Check out the official website for ticket and event information.
Where can I stay?
Our Craig Tara park in Ayr is just under an hour from Glasgow and has some great summer prices perfect for sports fans attending the Games. From 21st July to 2 August we have a variety of 2, 3, 4 or 7 night breaks starting from £349 (based on a 6 berth apartment for 3 nights). There are also buses running between Craig Tara – Ayr and Ayr – Glasgow making it even easier for you to enjoy the Games.
What else is at Craig Tara?
Here are a few highlights of the park for you:
• Amazing views of the Isle of Arran
• Indoor Sports Complex – Airspace
• 9 hole golf course
• Multi level indoor pool with flumes and slides
• Fun and games sports activities including – fencing, football, archery, go karts, bike hire, climbing wall and lots more!
There’s plenty to keep you busy and active at Craig Tara during a trip to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. To find out more about the park, click here.