Explore the history of Scotland by travelling to Ayr, and seeing the Alloway Auld Kirk, a church house situated in the north-west region of the country.
Situated near the banks of the River Doon, the Alloway Kirk has a long history. In literary circles, this wee church is famous for the part it played in Robert Burns’ renowned poem Tam O’Shanter, where a drunken Tam witnesses witches dancing on its hallowed grounds. The Alloway Kirk is close to where the famous poet lived, in Burns Cottage, and it sits on the fringes of the beautiful Burns National Heritage Park. See this eerie church, partially in ruins, and the atmospheric cemetery that surrounds it, for a look into the mind of one of Scotland’s most famous literary figures.
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Visit the church that has been forever immortalised in Robert Burns’ poems and maybe you’ll even see the witches dancing in the kirk yard.