There are few famous figures that Scots hold more dear than Robbie Burns, and whether you’ve heard of the famed Bard or not, you’ve likely sang his song, “Auld Lang Syne”, at a few New Years parties. Easily accessible from all Ayr hotels, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, more affectionately known as Burns Cottage, is an award winning museum and historical site, and a must visit for anyone looking to understand the true cultural heart of Scotland.
Burns Cottage and the Ayrshire Coast
From the goose-quill nibs Burns used to write, to the idyllic ten acres of garden and countryside he roamed in search of inspiration, Burns Cottage and Museum is the perfect homage to Scotland’s man of letters.
Just a few minutes from Burns Cottage, the seaside resort town of Ayr is the perfect place to book your hotel or bed & breakfast - use Expedia’s search tool to find a hotel that suits you. As well as some superb hotels, Ayr is home to the lovely Ayr Beach and an esplanade that’s perfect for an afternoon stroll.
Head north from Ayr to discover the quaint fishing town of Troon. Walk down to the seaside at Troon and look out at the spectacular Isle of Arran. Afterwards, why not stop in at one of the town's many restaurants and try some freshly caught Scottish seafood.
Whether you’re a fan of poetry or simply looking to see a beautiful part of Scotland, a trip to Ayrshire and Burns Cottage will put a little music back in your life.