Ayr and Alloway

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The commercial port of Ayr is Ayrshire's chief town, a peaceful and elegant place with an air of prosperity. Poet Robert Burns was baptized in the Auld Kirk (Old Church) here and wrote a humorous poem about the Twa Brigs (Two Bridges) that cross the river nearby. Burns described Ayr as a town unsurpassed "for honest men and bonny lasses."

If you're on the Robert Burns trail, head for Alloway, on B7024 in Ayr's southern suburbs. A number of sights here are part of the Burns National Heritage Park, including the magnificent Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Dumfries House

Built in the 1750s by the Adam brothers, Dumfries House has preserved unchanged the living conditions of the landed aristocracy…

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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Besides being a poet of delicacy and depth, Robert Burns was also a rebel, a thinker, a lover, a good…

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Auld Kirk Alloway

Auld Kirk Alloway is where Tam o' Shanter, in Robert Burns's great epic poem, unluckily passed a witches' revel—with Old…

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