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View of the famous Tam' o' shanter Brig o' Doon.


Whether you like poetry and picnics, or flowers and fine food, the leafy, green spaces of Alloway hold something for everyone.

The birthplace of Robert Burns, it’s busy with tourists from all over the world, but holds a peaceful, otherworldly charm. The museum has everything from original works to interactive, digital games, and a great choice of tasty food in the restaurant or well-kept gardens.

A short walk away, you’ll find the Burns Monument and Memorial Gardens, the eerie Auld Kirk, and the iconic 15th century Brig o’ Doon. At Rozelle Park you’ll find the popular Rozelle House Museums and Galleries, and at neighbouring Belleisle there are two visitor-friendly golf courses and a fabulous children’s play park.

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Burns cottage

Burns Cottage

Alloway is the birthplace of internationally renowned poet Robert Burns and a trip here would not be complete without a visit to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, which has the most significant Burns collection anywhere in the world. Your entry allows...
Ronald Rae Sculpture

Ronald Rae Sculptures

Ronald Rae was born in Ayr in 1946.  Aged 12, he was drawing a weekly cartoon strip for a local newspaper; he struck his first granite rock when he was 15. He spent a short time at both Glasgow Art School and Edinburgh College of Art, then decided ...
The pond at rozelle

Rozelle Estate

Rozelle Estate is now a beautiful park, gifted to the public in 1968. The gardens combine mature woodland, rhododendron walks and an ornamental pond; and it’s a relaxing place to visit for a walk, picnic or j...
wood carving

Remembrance Woodland, Rozelle

South Ayrshire Council’s poignant Remembrance Woodland – featuring a stunning tree sculpture trail – was created as part of the WW1 Centenary Commemorations 2014-2018, and supported by the David Elder Edward Trust, The Friends of the Maclaurin and Tesco...
cyclist going through old railway line tunnel

Old Railway Line

The banking of the old railway line along the eastern and southern boundaries of Ayr have naturally regenerated over the years, providing a wonderful wildlife habitat and a lovely stretch to walk or cycle.
Burns monument with gardens

Burns Monument

Soon after the death of the great bard a committee of his greatest supporters set about memorialising the man. The memorial was completed in 1823 with funds raised by public subscription, with more than 700 donors being recognised in the local press....

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