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Burns National Heritage Park


Born January 25, 1759; Robbie Burns entered the world in the town of Alloway, just a few miles down the road from Ayr. No one had any inkling that this child would grow up to make such a mark on the world of poetry. Unfortunately Scotland’s favorite son, Robbie Burns passed away at age 37. His memory is still honored more than 200 years later. One of the ways that his countrymen have honored him was the creation of the Burns National Heritage Park.

The Burns National Heritage Park allows visitors to soak up the rich and remarkable history of Robbie Burns’ life. Although the Burns family moved several times, it is the birthplace of Robbie Burns that draws am steady stream of tourists. The cottage, built by his father in 1757, was where Robbie started life. Authentically restored, the cottage is central to the Burns National Heritage Park. Read the full story

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