This church has been in the city of Ayr for over 800 years, the building was first down near the harbour but only St John's Tower, remains. The present church was built between 1662 - 1655, with many areas of interest in and around the Kirk, such as the beautiful stained glass windows that adorn the building.
Inside the Church is the pew where Robert Burns' father, William Burness, is believed to have sat each Sunday and where possibly the young Robert formed his first impressions of the Kirk. It is also believed that the great Bard was baptised in the Kirk.
The gravestones within the Kirkyard tell many a tale about those who have gone before, such as a headstone dedicated to John Aitken, chief patron to whom Robert Burns dedicated his poem Cotters Saturday Night. [Sources: auldkirk.org & visitscotland.com]
Pretty awesome, right!? This shot is part of my Halloween theme. Now, the above info above isn't very Halloween fitting but I just thought it was too interesting not to have it here. Just imagine ghosts and zombies walking around in this shot, lol.
Taken late September 2016