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“Peter Howson Exhibition”
Review of Rozelle Park

Rozelle Park
Ranked #6 of 41 things to do in Ayr
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Didn't get a lot of time to look properly at all the work but found what I did see very interesting and engaging. Howson has a very illustrative style that conveys a lot of emotion. You can really feel his pain in some of the pieces.
Nice to walk through the grounds at Rozelle too.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Do not miss the Peter Howson 'From Death to Life' exhibition at the park's Maclaurin Gallery which is much bigger than you would imagine. The gallery is situated in the heart of Rozelle Park in Alloway village which is the birthplace of Scottish bard, Robert Burns - the cottage is nearby

Some of the art work on display is breathtaking and no matter what time of day you go along to view it is always busy, which shows the talent of this amazing artist who has been in attendance over many weekends

The Maclaurin Gallery is annexed to Rozelle House is also worth a visit as it boasts a large collection of artwork by Alexander

Rozelle House also has a quaint little tea-room with delicious home baking. The grounds also have the most amazing sculptures by Henry Moore

Over the past month I have visited this attraction most weekends and never tire of the beautiful surroundings, whether it is the gardens or the art work or just popping in for a cuppa which is served by friendsly and helpful staff - a tourist attraction not to be missed

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Peter Howson 'From Death to Life' exhibition at the park's Maclaurin Gallery is rather larger than I expected. Certainly its larger than his previous exhibition. The gallery is in Rozelle Park in the beautiful wee village of Alloway, birthplace of Robert Burns and also home to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and the thatched cottage where he was born.

The Maclaurin Gallery is annexed to Rozelle House which is worth a visit in its own right whether or not Peter Howson is exhibiting, and has on display a collection of large paintings by Alexander Goudie on the theme of Tam O'Shanter - the epic poem of ghostly going on in Alloway Village written by Robert Burns himself.

Rozelle House has a lovely little tea-room and the park is home to a permanent sculpture garden with impressive works by Henry Moore and Ronald Rae. Spring is a lovely time to take a walk in the gardens as all the colourful bulbs/daffs/crocuses burst into life. Well worth a visit, whatever your taste in art.

I thoroughly enjoyed my return visit here. It was another beautifully sunny spring day to a delightful place, and apart from the temptations in the tea-room it didn't cost a penny!

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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Great place to go for a walk . There is also a lovely tearoom for you to drop in and have something to eat . Yummy food and cakes if you have a sweet tooth . You must try .

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

This tearoom inside Rozelle House is delightful. The decor is very pretty inside and the attached garden tables are in beautiful surroundings. If you bring children they can run around the parkland in view of your outside table.
The food for a light lunch or with refreshments is of a high standard and always fresh. Home baking is great.
The staff are consistantly pleasant and wecoming.
There is a wonderful little shop upstairs and four Art Exhibition rooms in the attached building.

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