Birthplace of Robert Burns, poet

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the room in which the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-96) was born. The room has a flagstone floor and a small window. A metal pot hangs over the fire in a large stone fireplace. Shelves hold crockery. In the corner is a box bed (built-in bed); beside it is a cupboard with drawers below. Burns’s Cottage, Alloway, Ayshire, a two-roomed thatched cottage, was built by Burns’s father in 1757.