St John’s Tower
Most things to see in Ayr are Burns-related. Several of his poems are set here in Ayr; in Twa Brigs, Ayr's old and new bridges argue...
Robert Burns was baptised in the Auld Kirk (Old Church). The atmospheric cemetery here overlooks the river and is good for a stroll,...
AMG Cycles hires out bikes.
Opened in the mid-18th century and featured in the Burns poem whose name it now bears, this is an atmospheric old pub with traditional...
Style and fun go hand in hand at this upbeat establishment serving afternoon martinis in teapots and luring churchgoing ladies with...
St John’s Tower information
Lonely Planet review
St John’s Tower is the only remnant of a church where a parliament was held in 1315, the year after the celebrated victory at Bannockburn. John Knox’s son-in-law was the minister here, and Mary, Queen of Scots, stayed overnight in 1563.