These three visitor trails take you on journeys to discover more about Robert Burns, Scotland’s greatest bard, and his inspirational poetry while also enjoying the visitor attractions and incredibly beautiful landscapes across Ayrshire & Arran and Dumfries & Galloway.
The story of Robert Burns, loved and celebrated across the world, begins in a simple kitchen. Here he was born in his family cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire, on 25th January 1759. Select an itinerary and plan your visit to follow the Burns story until his death in 1796 at his home in Dumfries. As you explore with these itineraries, be sure to navigate your way to one of the events, festivals and exhibitions which celebrate the life, work and legacy of Robert Burns and discover the area’s relationship with and influence on culture, identity and creativity.