Top things to do in Alloway

Top Choice Museum in Alloway

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

This impressive museum has collected a solid range of Burns memorabilia, including manuscripts and possessions of the poet, like the pistols he packed for his work as a taxman. There's good biographical information,…
Ruins in Alloway

Alloway Auld Kirk

Near the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum are the ruins of the kirk, the setting for part of Burns' verse tale 'Tam o' Shanter'. Burns' father, William, is buried in the kirkyard; read the poem on the back of the grav…
Gardens in Alloway

Burns Monument & Memorial Gardens

Within these gardens near the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is a striking neo-Grecian monument to the poet, completed in 1823. It affords a view of the nearby 13th-century Brig o' Doon, another Burns landmark.