'Alloway' is a former Scottish village that is now a suburb of Ayr. It is best known as the birthplace of Robert Burns and the setting for his poem "Tam o' Shanter".The former village and surrounding area was incorporated into the former Royal Burgh of Ayr in 1935, and the extended village is now a suburb of Ayr on the River Doon.

'Alloway' is a former Scottish village that is now a suburb of Ayr. The former village and surrounding area was incorporated into the former Royal Burgh of Ayr in and the extended village is now a suburb of Ayr on the River Doon.

allthingseurope:  Greenan Castle, Scotland (by Jim Richmond)

Greenan Castle is a tower house, possibly on the site of an ancient fort, in South Ayrshire, Scotland by Jim Richmond

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British Railways travel poster showing people enjoying the beach and promenade with the Pavilion Ballroom in foreground. Artwork by Ellis Silas.

The Auld Kirk, Alloway, Scotland.  This ruined kirkyard is near Burns Cottage and is the setting for the Burns' poem, "Tam o'Shanter".

The Auld Kirk, Alloway, Scotland. This ruined kirkyard is near Burns Cottage and is the setting for the Burns' poem, "Tam o'Shanter". © Copyright Colin Smith and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Culzean Castle. This magnificent castle with its wonderful gardens is in South Ayrshire. The top floor has an apartment which was given to General Eisenhower after the Second World War.

Culzean Castle Culzean is one of Scotland’s best loved Castles. Situated on the South Ayrshire coast, Culzean Castle is located 4 miles west of Maybole. The castle was built between 1777 and 1792 on the rocky promontory offering magnificent views.

Culzean castle, Castle, Ayr, Scotland built in the 14th century photo by Ian Cameron

Culzean Castle is a castle near Maybole, Carrick, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. It is the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa, the chief of Clan Kennedy, but is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

Dunure Castle ruin, Ayr, Scotland by Peter Ribbeck. My favourite place

Dunure Castle ruin, Ayr, Scotland by Peter Ribbeck; so old it's become the same color as the rocks

I used to love this as a kid! --The Electric Brae is located on the coastal road from Girvan to Ayr, Scotland. The land on either side of the road creates an optical illusion so it looks as if the slope is going the other way.

Our dad used to take us here we were kids. --The Electric Brae is located on the coastal road from Girvan to Ayr, Scotland. The land on either side of the road creates an optical illusion so it looks as if the slope is going the other way.

The Brig o'Doon over which Tam O'Shanter fled in the famous Robert Burns poem.  Near Ayr, Scotland.

The Brig o'Doon over which Tam O'Shanter fled in the famous Robert Burns poem. Near Ayr, Scotland. My Morton ancestors had a farm that employed a young poet named Robert Burns. Apparently, he was better at poems than farming.

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