Robert Burns Poem - Tam O' Shanter
 Greenan Lodge outside
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Born in Alloway, just south of Ayr, Burns was the son of a tenant farmer. A passionate, inspiring, forward thinking pioneer of his generation, Robert Burns is regarded as the national poet of Scotland. Born in Ayrshire, in 1759, Scotland's best loved Bard is famous for his political views, his love for the lassies and of course his world famous songs and poems including Auld Lang Syne.

Burns' Cottage - now a museum - is where he was born and enjoyed a happy young childhood. The traditional 'But and Ben' thatched clay cottage has been carefully renovated with a documentary film to show visitors what life must have been like for the family. Robert Burns' birthplace is within walking distance, as is the Brig O' Doon immortalised in Tam O' Shanter, with its superb restaurant.

The Burns Heritage Centre sits adjacent to the Brig offering a historical vision of the Bard and a great wee tearoom!