Exploring Robert Burns’ Life in a Camper

Exploring Robert Burns’ Life in a Camper

Explore Robert Burns’ Life In A Campervan

Robert Burns campervan trips

 

Robert Burns, the National Bard, is a legend on Scottish soil – you can even celebrate his short life and poetry on 25th January, Burns Night. Burns was born in Alloway, Ayr in the 18th century and died at just 37 years old, yet his legacy has lived on and made him a Scottish icon.

If you want to find out more about the famous poet, take a trip to Scotland and explore the museums dedicated to him. We think the best to way to explore Rabbie Burns’ life is to hire one of our luxury campervans to travel up and down the country, visiting the landscapes and landmarks that inspired some of his most famous work. Rockinvans is located in Kilmarnock, just 30 minutes from Alloway, so we couldn’t be in a handier location.

Ayrshire

Start out at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, which is set out across 10 acres of beautiful countryside, to get a glimpse into the life of the National Bard. This collection of Burns goodies is considered as one of the most important in the world.

The site features this fantastic museum, but also:

  • Burns’ Cottage, which was built by his father, William, and where he was born in 1759.
  • Burns Monument, which was erected to allow visitors to enjoy the spectacular views of the countryside
  • Poet’s Path, which links two main areas of the museum site and features a number of interesting sculptures
  • Alloway Auld Kirk
  • Brig O’ Doon

 

 

Ayr Craigie Gardens Caravan Club Site

Craigie Road, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA8 0SS

01292 264909

Crofthead Holiday Park

Nr Naisrton Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA6 6EN

01292 263516

Middlemuir Heights Lodge & Caravan Park

Tarbolton, Near Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA5 5NR

01292 541647

 

Dumfries & Galloway

After a day in Ayrshire, make the 50 mile journey south to Dumfries, where you’ll find his former home Ellisland Farm. Burns moved to Ellisland Farm from Alloway at the age of 29, and it was in his three years here that some of his best work was written. The farm is now a popular museum with some of his original writings and possessions.

Robert Burns moved after three years at Ellisland to what is now known as the Robert Burns House. Located in Dumfries on Burns Street, the house contains many relics, including his chair, original letters, manuscripts and poems.

Not far away from his final home is a pub called The Globe Inn, which was once Burns’ local alehouse. Robert Burns’ old chair is still sitting in the bar, but don’t sit on it unless you’re willing to recite a line of poetry.

Mossband Caravan Park

Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries, DG2 8JP

01387 760505

Glenmidge Smithy

Auldgirth, Dumfries, DG2 0SW

01387 740328

The Park Of Brandedleys

Crocketford, Dumfries, DG2 8RG

01387 266700

Hire a luxury campervan from Rockinvans and spend a few days to a week exploring Ayrshire and Dumfries to find out more about the famous Scottish poet, Rabbie Burns.