Attractions

Tower in Ayr

St John’s Tower

This is the only remnant of a church where a parliament was held in 1315, the year after the celebrated victory at the battle of Bannockburn. John Knox’s son-in-law was the minister here, and Mary, Queen of Scots, s…
Bridge in Ayr

Auld Brig

Several of Burns' poems are set here in Ayr; in Twa Brigs, Ayr's old and new bridges argue with one another. The Auld Brig was built in 1491 and spans the river just north of the church.
Church in Ayr

Auld Kirk

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.