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Bachelors' Club, Tarbolton The 17th century thatched cottage where Robert Burns and his friends formed a literacy and debating society in 1780. Restored for the Burns Bicentennial, the house contains fascinating Burns memoriable.
Location: Tarbolton village centre, signposted, 7 miles north-east of Ayr.
Ballast Bank, Troon Construction of this well-known landmark began about 1865 as a shelter against storms and high tides for the harbour area.
Baltersan Castle 16th century fortified laird's house now in ruin, on A77 south of Maybole near Crossraguel Abbey.
Baptist Church Centre, Ayr Built 1817 as Theatre Royal, later Queens Rooms Theatre. Used as Baptist Church since 1886.
Now a modern multi-purpose centre and Church with Baptistry and unique stained glass windows. Refurbished 2004.
Location: Fort Street, Ayr
Barr Castle (Lodge St Peter 331) An old Norman keep built by the Lockhart family after an invasion of Anglo-Norman people in the 12th and 13th centuries.
George Wishart 1545 and John Knox 1556 the Scottish reformers both preached here as the church doors were locked against them. Home of Lodge St Peter 331 for over a hundred years.
Location: Barr Street, Galston, KA4 8HG
Belleisle Estate, Ayr At the sale of the Barony lands in 1754 Dr. Alexander Campbell of Ayr purchased Belleisle mansion house and the lands attached, which were known as Netherton of Alloway at that time.
In 1926 Ayr Burgh Council purchased Belleisle for the sum of 25,000.
Blairquhan Castle, Straiton Private mansion house desined by William Burns for Sir David Hunter Blair and built between 1821 - 1824. Spectacular grounds with walled gardens. Fine collection of paintings.
Brig O'Doon, Alloway Spans the River Doon and was made famous as the setting for Tam O'Shanter's mare, Meg, losing her tail to witch Nannie.
Burns Cottage, Alloway Built 1757, the Auld Cley Biggin where Scotland's national poet was born.
The traditional thatched but & ben was built by the hands of William Burnes, the poet's father and restored by the Trustees of the Burns Monument.
Burns House Museum, Mauchline Robert Burns and Jeam Armour lived here for a few months in 1788. The recently refurbished museum displays Burns' manuscripts and memorabilia.
A 20-minute audio-visual show gives an introduction to the poet and his work, and a 'sound snug' provides readings of six poems from his Mauchline period. Building Date: 18C
Location: Castle Street, Adjacent to Parish Kirk and Kirkyard, Mauchline, KA5 5BZ
Burns Monument and Gardens, Alloway 1823 Grecian Monument dedicated to the poet. Attractive gardens by the River Doon.
The monument base is triangular in shape, 30 feet wide, height of 18 feet, on which stand a circle of nine Corinthian columns with rich capitals, supporting an ornamental dome or crown surmounted by a gilt tripod.
The triangular base and tripod represent the three ancient divisions of the county - Kyle, Carrick, and Cunningham.

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