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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdoch's Lone | Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
08444932601
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Description: Birthplace of poet Robert Burns.
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Annapolis, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

As a Eng Lit major, I learned a few new tidbits about one of my favorite poets of the era, and some I have long forgotten. Learned plenty more about the poet, the man, rather than the poetry. We were blessed with a glorious sunny day to walk around and to visit the cottage and the Brig o' Doon.

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West Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

It really only takes a few minutes to walk through the cottage. Try to avoid the tour buses because there is not all that much space inside. You get some idea of how the famous man lived, but there is not all that much to see inside. Only visit if you are going to Alloway anyway or if you have... More

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Coldingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

A very impressive museum dedicated to one of the worlds favourite poets and his time. A must for all Burns fans.

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Wrexham
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very interesting ,when you pay to get in the museum they give you free excess to robert burns childhood cottage ,and the is some lovely gardens that you can walk round .it was a lovely day when we went which makes it better ,but on a wet I would give it amiss

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Arrochar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

we had a lovely time here. the attraction was interesting and very well cared for and the town (Alloway) is extremely pretty. well worth a visit.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I traveled with my family to Scotland to see where our ancestors live and our guide took us to the Robert burns museum and grounds and it was very. Anyone that is a fan of Robert Burns will feel at peace here and make sure you read the sayings scattered throughout the area on the ground.

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leicester
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33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was a very impressive musuem considering it was only about a minor Scottish poet. They clearly love him even though nost would not be able to undertand a word that he wrote. Very detailed and visually impressive.

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Shropshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

we went to the new visitor centre on our way to see the birthplace - as members of NTS we didn't pay, so have no idea of the cost. Lovely staff loaned us a wheelchair for my husband as there was quite a bit of walking and standing to do in the exhibition area. What they had on display was... More

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Saltcoats, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The title says it all. We had a wonderful lunch with great service in the fantastic surroundings overlooking the gardens. Plenty for the kids to do while we sat with a coffee

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Alpena, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There is a new Visitors Center at the Robbie Burns birthplace that is really outstanding. You can walk through the many exhibits, get some lunch, shop in the extensive gift shop. The grounds are beautiful - and there is a free shuttle service to the homestead where Burns was born. I think this was a first class experience - especially... More

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