Fodor's Expert Review Burns Cottage

Ayr and Alloway House/Mansion/Villa

In the delightful Burns Heritage Park, this thatched cottage is where Scotland's national poet lived for his first seven years. It has a living room, a kitchen, and a stable, one behind the other. The life and times of Burns, born in 1759, are beautifully and creatively illustrated in the fly-on-the-wall videos of daily life in the 18th century. The garden is lush with the types of vegetables the poet's father might have grown. From the cottage, take the Poet's Path through the village to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, the spooky churchyard where Tam o' Shanter faced fearsome ghosts, and the Brig o' Doon, all included in the museum entry ticket.

House/Mansion/Villa Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

Greenfield Ave.
Alloway, South Ayrshire  KA7 4PQ, Scotland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £10.50, includes Burns Monument and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

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