Brig o'Doon, Alloway

Brig o'Doon, Alloway, Ayrshire

 
This evening, I am posting information on the famous Brig o’Doon at Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland.
 
Brig o’Doon is Scots- English for Bridge over the River Doon.
 
This bridge dates from the 1400s and no longer carries vehicular traffic. It as immortalised in the Robert Burns’ poem Tam O’Shanter where he (Tam) and Meg escape the clutches of the witch Nannie by galloping over the Brig o’Doon, leaving Nannie with nothing more than Meg’s tale.
 
The bridge has also lent its name to:
  • The 1947 musical, Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe.
  • The 1954 film of the musical with Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse
A visit to this bridge is essential for guests visiting Burns country. Close by is the Burns Monument and Burns Cottage.
 
Brig o'Doon, Alloway

Brig o'Doon, Alloway, Ayrshire

 
 
Brig o'Doon, Alloway

Brig o'Doon, Alloway, Scotland

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