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Burns National Heritage Park

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Address: Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1292 443700
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Museum dedicated to the life and work of Scotland's most famous poet,...

Museum dedicated to the life and work of Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns. Site includes the Museum, the cottage in which Burns was born and lived until the age of seven, the Brig'o'Doon, Alloway Old Kirk and the Poet's Path

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3-Day Isle of Arran Tour from Glasgow Including Robert Burns Country
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Lovely Day Out

Really nice and rustic, gave you a real sense what early life would have been like for the baird an' a' that.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Moray, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice and rustic, gave you a real sense what early life would have been like for the baird an' a' that.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, we are glad you enjoyed the cottage More 

Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Half of this structure, at least, was occupied by the large warm bodies of the horses and cows, which took the edge off the cold evenings of a northern clime. Like other northern folk cultures, the house was also a barn, as the Rija in Latvia: threshing barn, dance-floor, and house. I hope the great author of the Merry Muses... More 

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manger at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it surprises many of our visitors to realise that the cottage housed not only the family but their livestock as well, and that the Schoolmaster also lived with the family for a time......all in that little cottage! More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Although the Burns' Museum itself contains a wealth of information about the man and his works, the experience would not be nearly complete without visiting the actual cottage where he lived as a child. It is very cleverly set up including an audio system activated when the visitor enters each of the rooms that make up the cottage, the sounds... More 

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manger at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review, you have really managed to explain the essence of the cottage More 

Rossendale, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Visit Burns Cottage followed by the Museum then the Auld Kirk end up at the Monument not forgetting lunch at the Brig O Doon.....Perfect

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit and managed to take in the whole site! More 

Kilwinning, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

You must start your visits to Burns country with a trip around Burns cottage. There is a pleasant garden, orchard and shop to wander through set within the village.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thank You! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Robert Burns cottage was quite wonderful, giving us a peek at life in his very early days. The cottage was well cared for and presented an interesting story. The surrounding garden is beautiful.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns National Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are hoping to develop the small holding part of the site over the next few years, did you notice our orchard? This was planted in the spring, using traditional tress and we had our first crop of apples a couple of weeks ago! We were very excited on Thursday this week as the... More 

Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The cottage, built by Robert Burns' father for his family has been wonderfully looked after and presented to show how life was like in those early days for Robert and his family. Very much worth a visit. The staff here are very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

A must visit for all interested in Robert Burns and of interest to other to see how families lives in the 1700s. Lots to do in the village connected to Burns, birthplace, museum, monument, kirk Alloway.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

If you only have a short time to visit Ayr, park outside this cottage (not at the Museum) and wonder how incredible it is that Burns became such a prolific and acclaimed literary figure.

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Fountain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The museum is well appointed, full of a lot of information and artifacts. It was somewhat interactive so children would enjoy this trip as well.

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