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County - Ayrshire and Arran | Map
Tel code: 01292 | code search
Postcode: KA7 | code search
Population: 200
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Robert Burns
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Alloway is a historic village in South Ayrshire in Scotland situated on the River Doon, 2 miles south of Ayr. The village grew around the original church dating back to c1200, replaced by the Auld Kirk in 1516, although a nearby holy well associated with St Mungo suggests the area would have been inhabited even earlier. Alloway is famous as the birthplace of Scotland’s National Bard; Robert Burns (1759-96) Visitor attractions include Burns’ Birthplace Cottage and Museum which stands in Alloway’s main street with its thatched roof, displays, letters and manuscripts. The ‘Tam O’ Shanter’ Experience Visitor Centre celebrates and explains Burns’ most famous poem, landmarks in the village include the13th century Brig O’ Doon, a humpbacked bridge over the River Doon, the ruins of the 16th century Auld Kirk and the Burns Monument, which was built in1823 and stands in the Burns National Heritage Park. The tranquil village has large areas of parkland and countryside and is a popular tourist destination; there is a selection of holiday accommodation including a holiday park, shops and amenities, cafés and restaurants. Other attractions nearby include well-known Ayr Racecourse home to the Scottish Grand National horse race, a selection of golf courses, walking tours, Electric Brae and a farm park with rare and exotic animals, birds and pets, quad-biking and climbing towers.

Classes

Dance - The Alloway Academy of Dance

Performing Arts

Ayrshire Symphony Orchestra

School

Alloway Primary School

Shops

Robert Burns Heritage Collection
Hats by Christine
Caroline McClelland Designs Ltd

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Ivy House Hotel (0.59 miles)

Ivy House Hotel

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Located in the Heart of Burns Country, just 5 minutes from Ayr Town Centre and 100 metres from Burns Cottage, The Ivy House is one ... More

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One Alloway Retreat (0.74 miles)

One Alloway Retreat

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“One Alloway Retreat” Luxury, stylish, contemporary boutique accommodation in Alloway Village ~ Ayrshire ~ West of Scotland.
A new concept in providing luxury, boutique style accommodation located in the romantic village ... More

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Garth Madryn (0.79 miles)

Garth Madryn
Warm and friendly B & B. On the outskirts of Ayr, 100 yards from A77. Prestwick International Airport only 6 miles. Provides easy access to international golf courses - including Turnberry, Troon and Prestwick (tee ... More | visit website
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Sunnyside (1.06 miles)

Sunnyside

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Quality 4-Star accommodation next to Alloway, birthplace of national poet Robert Burns, on the A719 coastal route on the south side of Ayr. We are praised for our friendly ... More

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Old Racecourse Hotel (1.66 miles)

Old Racecourse Hotel

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We pride ouselves on traditional fayre, with bar meals and real ales.Located less than 1 mile from the centre of Ayr, and 1/2 a mile from Belleisle and Seafield Golf ... More

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Inverlea Guest House (1.82 miles)

Inverlea Guest House
Inverleas Guest House is a traditional Scottish Guest House located in Ayr with a wealth of activities and sites of interest nearby.Burns cottage, Brig o' Doon and Culzean castle are all within easy travelling distance ... More | visit website
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Chalmers Bed & Breakfast (1.82 miles)

Chalmers Bed & Breakfast

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This beautiful Victorian property with ample car parking is located in Ayr, 15 minutes from Glasgow Prestwick International Airport with private transfer services available. Chalmers is 5 minutes from Ayr bus and ... More

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Grange View B&B (1.94 miles)

Grange View B&B

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2 minutes walk from Ayr town centre, 2 minutes walk from Ayr Rail Station,10 minutes drive from Prestwick Airport Free airport drop off service available on departureAll accommodation on ground ... More

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Turas-Mara Guest House (1.96 miles)

Turas-Mara Guest House

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A beautifully maintained Victorian villa which is close to the town centre and the railway station. Less than 10 minutes from Prestwick Airport.
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Crescent (The) (2.00 miles)

Crescent (The)
Built in 1898, The Crescent lies amidst an impressive row of imposing terraced houses. Its quiet location allows guests complete peace, yet enjoys close proximity and easy access to Ayr's busy shopping centre and seafront. ... More | visit website

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