Dumfries - the Burns connection

Dumfries & Galloway | Dumfries | Robert Burns attractions | ★★

[Robert Burns Mausoleum]

Alloway is often regarded as the Robert Burns capital of Scotland: the poet was born here in 1759. But Dumfries also has a reasonable claim, for it was here that Burns spend the latter years of his life before passing away at the young age of 37. Unsurprisingly there are enough Burns-related attractions here to quench the thirst of even the most obsessive of enthusiasts. You can visit both his last residence and his resting place as well as a decent exhibition at the Robert Burns Centre, the latter reached by a pedestrian suspension bridge across the turbulent River Nith. Also take time to seek out the Globe Inn, Burns' favourite watering hole, hidden away down a narrow alley just off the main street.

[Robert Burns House]

Location & info

📌 Robert Burns Centre ★★
💬 Exhibition about the poet's life housed in an 18th century water mill, also home to a theatre / cinema and decent-looking restaurant.
Mill Road, 10-min walk southwest of Dumfries Midsteeple, G.R.: NX 970759 ///funky.ignites.believer
Open daily, Easter to September; Tuesday to Saturday, October to Easter | Free

📌 Robert Burns House ★★
💬 Small, central and sparsely decorated house where Burns passed away in 1796.
Burns Street, 5-min walk south of Dumfries Midsteeple, G.R.: NX 974758 ///workbook.resold.exotic
Open daily, Easter to September; Tuesday to Saturday, October to Easter | Free

📌 Robert Burns Mausoleum
💬 Beautiful domed burial place for the poet and his family, located within St Michael's Churchyard.
St Michael Street, 5-min walk south of Dumfries Midsteeple, G.R.: NX 976757 ///saints.adjusting.arriving
Always open (exterior only) | Free



[Robert Burns Centre]

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