On The Trail of Robert Burns - Poet, Author, Singer, Rebel, Musician and National Treasure

Suggestions for a Burn's themed visit: 

Burns cottage 
There are many places in the area that have a significance to the poet who famously immortalised those words,

"May auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind, May auld acquaintance be forgot and the days of auld lang syne."

For people perhaps less familiar with the bard there is a guesthouse in Ayr offering a Special Burns Breakfast, where you can enjoy a full scottish breakfast which includes haggis (if you are very brave), and a potted history of Robert Burns given by someone looking very like Rabbie himself in full costume. For more details on this event, which takes place on certains days and can be extended to include a guided tour of Burns Country with optional whisky tasting, follow the link below:


What the papers say about Breakfast with Burns:


 Each May sees the annual Burns and a' That Festival, a showcase not just for Burns themed entertainment, but also some innovative and fun contemporary shows, theatre, comedy and live music, free concerts and Rock at the Racecourse. Past performers have included Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Pete Doherty, The Proclaimers, Frankie Boyle, Marti Pellow, the Scottish National Orchestra, and more. For this years programme have a look at the website:



Perhaps you have been drawn to visiting Alloway Village and Ayr to follow in the footsteps of Robert Burns, taking in the Scottish Bard's thatched cottage birthplace, or his famous haunted Auld Kirk and picturesque Brig O'Doon - all easily walkable and within Robert Burns Heritage Park:


Links to Tripadvisor Pages on the subject of Rabbie:




More about the area in general: