Monday, September 1, 2008


As far as I can remember, I only visited Alloway, near Ayr, once. That was in 1980 with my aunt. I have always loved the poetry of Robert Burns and it was fascinating to see his birthplace.

Here I am with Aunt Gwen with the Burns Monument behind

I'm outside the cottage where Burns was born on the 25th January, 1759 and spent the first seven years of his life. It was built by his father, William. It is now laid out inside much as it would have been in Burns' day and it's very interesting to see.

Lots of information can be found about Alloway here


walk2write said...

Your link provided some interesting information about Burns. What a prolific fellow he was, in poetry as well as other matters. Of course, he was such a great poet because of his gardening and farming experience. As usual, I am enjoying your post.

Jane said...

Many thanks for your comment!