Tourism - Alloway

In and around Alloway, Ayr

Burns Cottage and Museum, Alloway

Burns National Heritage Park
Tel: (01292) 443700.

Burns Cottage and Museum
Burns Cottage, built by Robert Burns' father, is for many where the Burns story begins. Robert Burns was born here on January 25th 1759. The Museum is a treasure house of Burns memorabilia and contains a collection of manuscripts, books and artefacts. Open all year. Tel: 01292 441215.

The Tam O'Shanter Experience
A product of the 1990's, this visitor centre comprises an excellent 'Taste of Burns Country' restaurant, an extensive gift shop and the Tam O'Shanter Audio Visual, a celebration of the poet's famous poem. Open all year. Tel: 01292 443700.

Tam O'Shanter

Alloway Auld Kirk
The setting for the enormously popular poem Tam O'Shanter. It was here Tam saw the witches and warlocks in devilish dance. The Kirkyard also contains the grave of William Burnes, the poet's father.

The Brig O'Doon
Spans the River Doon and was made famous as the setting for Tam O'Shanter's mare, Meg, losing her tail to witch Nannie.

Burns Monument and Gardens
1823 Grecian Monument dedicated to the poet. Attractive gardens by the River Doon. Open April - October.

Rozelle Estate

Rozelle House and Estate
Well-kept gardens, woodland walks and sculpture park. 18th century mansion house with regalia of former district burghs on display with other items of historical interest. Tearoom. Tel: 01292 445447

Maclaurin Galleries
Continually changing programme of fine art exhibitions, situated in Rozelle.