A journey that weaves through the village, along the Poet’s Path, taking you from historical buildings to landmarks known to Burns. In the end, you’ll step inside Burns Cottage where Robert was born in 1759. Whether you’re a die-hard Burnsian or brand new to the bard, a day immersing yourself here will open your eyes and ears to an enduring hero of Scotland’s literary heritage.
You won’t be stuck for fun family things to do. The displays in the museum and Burns Cottage include plenty of hands-on and interactive activities and more than 5,000 Burns artefacts including his handwritten manuscripts. Every hour, one of Burns’s best-loved works is brought to life on screen. Visit Burns Monument, Alloway’s classically styled tribute to Robert, set in beautiful commemorative gardens. And don’t miss Alloway Auld Kirk and the Brig o’ Doon, immortalised in Burns’s poem Tam o’ Shanter.