Visiting Ayrshire? Drop in on Scotland’s favourite son…
Holidays at Brunston Castle are a wonderful opportunity to explore one of Scotland’s most peaceful and picturesque regions. Just an hour from Glasgow and only a few miles from Ayrshire’s beautiful coastline, unspoilt sandy beaches and charming seaside towns await you.
But no visit to Ayrshire is complete without a trip to The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, just 15 miles from the resort.
Meet the man who welcomes in every New Year
New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be the same without joining hands and singing Burns’ most famous work, ‘Auld Lang Syne’. And although he lived just 37 years, Burns’ birthday is celebrated every January with poems, songs and anecdotes shared at Burns Suppers around the world.
Born in 1759 in the “auld cley biggin” that’s now known as Burns Cottage, the poet’s story is complex and surprising, as he rose from the obscurity of a small, rural Scottish village to international fame today. In fact Burns isn’t just an important historical literary figure, he has become a potent symbol for Scotland and Scots people and their descendants across the globe. Scottish Television (STV) viewers even voted Burns ‘the Greatest Ever Scot’.
At the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum you can discover the destinations that inspired some of Burns’ best work. It’s spread over six sites within the village of Alloway, all within easy reach of each other. You can see the little cottage where Burns lived until the age of seven, the places that inspired him and immerse yourself in verse, books, manuscripts, artworks and fascinating collector’s items.
Now run by the National Trust for Scotland admission for NT members is free. And if you don’t want to visit all six sites, there’s a free tour of Burns Cottage itself for non-members most weekends throughout the year.
Did you know that if you ‘Book Direct’ your accommodation at Brunston Castle, you enjoy a complimentary 3 day family ticket to all National Trust Properties? Another fantastic reason to book your luxury accommodation with Bruston Castle.
Find out more about opening times and ticket prices and start planning your visit, next time you celebrate New Year or Burns Night, you’ll know all about the man behind the song!
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum