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Visit Burns Birthplace Trust car-free

From near Ayr station, hourly bus 361   takes ten minutes to reach Doonholm Road, right opposite the cottage where Burns was born. There are other buses from Ayr that stop slightly further away.

The main museum is a short walk from the cottage, partly along the Poet’s Path, illustrated with images from Burns’ poems.

Bus 361 leaves Ayr from Smith Street bus stop in Burns Statue Square, two-minutes’ walk from the railway station. There are frequent trains to Ayr from Glasgow Central (1 hour). There are also direct buses to Ayr from Glasgow’s Buchanan bus station, including bus X77 (also 1 hour), which runs through to the Burns Museum twice a day.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

About Burns Birthplace Trust

The pretty village where Robert Burns was born attracts poetic pilgrims from around the world: as well as the little thatched cottage he lived in, there’s a spectacular museum dedicated to his life and work, an old church, the arched Brig o’Doon and memorial gardens with a neoclassical monument.

For more ideas in the area, see our car-free guide to Ayr.

For any queries about visiting contact Burns Birthplace Trust on 01292 443700 or

Address: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch's Lone, 16 Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PY. Visit Website