Auld Kirk

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Auld Kirk information

Ayr , Scotland
Opening hours
1-2pm Tue Feb-Jun & Sep-Nov, 10.30am-12.30pm Sat Jul & Aug
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Robert Burns was baptised in the Auld Kirk (Old Church). The atmospheric cemetery here overlooks the river and is good for a stroll, offering an escape from the bustle of High St. Several of his poems are set here in Ayr; in Twa Brigs, Ayr’s old and new bridges argue with one another. The Auld Brig (Old Bridge) was built in 1491 and spans the river just north of the church. In Burns’ poem Tam o’Shanter, Tam spends a boozy evening in the pub that now bears his name, at 230 High St.