Brig o' Doon

(Auld Brig o' Doon, Old Bridge of Doon)

Brig O'Doon, Alloway
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Brig O'Doon, Alloway

A late mediaeval single-arch bridge on the south side of Alloway, South Ayrshire, the Brig o' Doon was made famous in the poem Tam o' Shanter by Robert Burns (1759-96). Rebuilt in the 18th century, it crosses the River Doon near the Burns Monument and is now managed as part of the Burns National Heritage Park. The bridge gave its name to the Broadway musical, Brigadoon, by Lerner and Loewe which opened in 1947 and went on to become a successful Hollywood film (1954). An image of the bridge appeared on £5 banknotes first issued by the Bank of Scotland in 2007

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