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Auld Kirk, Alloway, Ayrshire

This evening, I am posting information on the ruined Auld Kirk (‘old church’) at Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland. This small ruin has achieved great fame and status as a visitor attraction due to connection with Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns who was born a short distance away.

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Birthplace of Robert Burns, Ayr, Scotland.

This evening, I am focusing on the charming village of Alloway which is located close to Ayr, south of Glasgow. Alloway is synonymous with Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, who was born here on Jan 25th 1759 in a two roomed thatched cottage built in 1757 by his father, William. This building still exists (see image above) and has been transformed into a visitor attraction reflecting the style of the late 18th century. Effectively, Alloway is now a Burns ‘shrine’ featuring the birthplace, Auld Kirk, Burns Monument, Birthplace Museum and the Brig O’ Doon all of which are featured below.

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