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Guide to Ayrshire and Burns County

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Burns Country visitor highlights

The National Trust for Scotland has now agreed to take over the Alloway Heritage Park in which Burns Cottage is sited.

You can find as much Burns memorabilia here as you need - - - - - and more!

?  Burns Cottage in Alloway, 20 minutes away - where Burns lived till he was seven years old. This white cottage was actually built by Burns' father

?  Burns Museum right beside the cottage, which houses priceless manuscripts and letters from the Scottish Bard

?  Burns Monument , with its Corinthian pillars on the banks of the River Ayr

?  Alloway Auld Kirk and Land O'Burns Centre ( Burns Heritage Park ). Set among the delightful scenery of historic Alloway in Ayrshire, Burns National Heritage Park is an opportunity to experience Scotland's National Poet.

?  Nearby Mauchline - where Burns once farmed at Mossgiel Farm

?  The Burns museum and memorial tower at Mauchline

?  Bachelors' Club, a few miles west of Mauchline and just down the road from the Inn at Tarbolton, where Burns founded a debating society in 1780, and which is now a National Trust museum

?  Irvine, 20 minutes from the Inn , where Burns worked as a flax dresser from 1781 to 1784, has a Burns Museum