Brig o’ Doon

Also known as ‘the Auld Brig’, Brig o’ Doon is the original 15th century cobblestone bridge over the River Doon, which provided the setting for one of Burns’s most famous works.

It’s the bridge which Tam o’ Shanter crossed on horseback, fleeing from the witches and warlocks on his tail who were unable to follow him across water.

The narrow, arched footbridge is such an iconic landmark that it even features on £5 Scottish notes.


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Today it’s a popular spot for tour groups, photographers and wedding parties to gather and take in the unspoilt scenic views of the Ayrshire countryside.

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