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...
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St John’s Tower
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...
Opened in the mid-18th century and featured in the Burns poem whose name it now bears, this is an atmospheric old pub with mediocre...
Style and fun go hand in hand at this upbeat establishment serving offbeat martinis and luring churchgoing ladies with artisanal...
Auld Kirk information
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.