The iconic 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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Explore what Alloway has to offer…


Culture and Heritage

South Ayrshire has plenty to attract visitors to come and explore the region and its rich culture and heritage.

Exterior of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum showing the cafe and surrounding landscape.

What better place to find out about Robert Burns than in Alloway, at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum? There, you’ll not only see the most significant collection...

Robert Burn's famous cottage with its thatched roof

Alloway is the birthplace of internationally renowned poet Robert Burns and a trip here would not be complete without a visit to...

Sculpture of 'Draped Reclining Woman' by Henry Moore

Located in picturesque Rozelle Park, Ayr, Rozelle House Museum and Galleries displays objects, artefacts and works of art from the...

The Maclaurin Art Gallery. A large white building, originally the house stables

The Maclaurin Trust was established following the bequest of Mrs Mary Ellen Maclaurin who died in 1971, who wished to...

The large Grecian-style monument in memory of Robert Burns.

Soon after the death of the great bard a committee of his greatest supporters set about memorialising the man. The...

Museums and Galleries

Explore our museums and galleries.

Exterior of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum showing the cafe and surrounding landscape.

What better place to find out about Robert Burns than in Alloway, at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum? There, you’ll not only see the most significant collection...

Sculpture of 'Draped Reclining Woman' by Henry Moore

Located in picturesque Rozelle Park, Ayr, Rozelle House Museum and Galleries displays objects, artefacts and works of art from the...

The Maclaurin Art Gallery. A large white building, originally the house stables

The Maclaurin Trust was established following the bequest of Mrs Mary Ellen Maclaurin who died in 1971, who wished to...

Parks and Open Spaces

Discover the parks and open spaces of South Ayrshire.

Two wooden carvings of soldiers standing to attention in a woodland setting

South Ayrshire Council’s poignant Remembrance Woodland – featuring a stunning tree sculpture trail – was created as part of the...

Young children playing in an outdoor play park.

Belleisle Park is a great day out for families, with a deer park, a well-equipped children’s play park, woodland walks and...

The popular pond full of wildlife.

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...

Long view stone sculpture of The Deposition.

Ronald Rae was born in Ayr in 1946.  Aged 12, he was drawing a weekly cartoon strip for a local...

Aerial view of Cambusdoon Estate.

Cambusdoon Estate is a small, quiet estate situated on the banks of the River Doon. It’s often missed by visitors to the area, but is...

Robert Burns

Robert Burns, born in Alloway, Ayrshire on the 25th January 1759 is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.

Exterior of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum showing the cafe and surrounding landscape.

What better place to find out about Robert Burns than in Alloway, at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum? There, you’ll not only see the most significant collection...

Robert Burn's famous cottage with its thatched roof

Alloway is the birthplace of internationally renowned poet Robert Burns and a trip here would not be complete without a visit to...

The large Grecian-style monument in memory of Robert Burns.

Soon after the death of the great bard a committee of his greatest supporters set about memorialising the man. The...

Self-Catering

Doonbank Cottage Bothy and gardens.

Whether you’re looking for a one night business stopover, a couple of nights to attend a wedding at the Brig...

Visitor Attractions

Exterior of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum showing the cafe and surrounding landscape.

What better place to find out about Robert Burns than in Alloway, at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum? There, you’ll not only see the most significant collection...

Robert Burn's famous cottage with its thatched roof

Alloway is the birthplace of internationally renowned poet Robert Burns and a trip here would not be complete without a visit to...

The large Grecian-style monument in memory of Robert Burns.

Soon after the death of the great bard a committee of his greatest supporters set about memorialising the man. The...