Robert Burns' heritage sites

Robert Burns' house, Dumfries and Galloway

No visit to Dumfries and Galloway is complete without paying a visit to one of the many places associated with the Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns and Brookford B&B makes a great place to follow the Robert Burns Heritage trail from his birthplace in Alloway, Ayrshire - home of the award winning Burns Birthplace Museum to his final resting place in Dumfries.

Here are just some of the places of interest:


Burns House, Dumfries:

Open all year round, times vary, this simple sandstone house is where Robert Burns spent the last few years of his life.

St. Michael’s Kirkyard, Dumfries:
Home to his final resting place, the Robert Burns mausoleum.

The Globe Inn, Dumfries:
Burns called it his favourite ‘howff’, enjoy a quiet drink or filling lunch in the public house Burns knew well.

Burns Statue, Dumfries

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries:
An independent cinema in a unique setting showing the best from around the world. The centre also houses an exhibition devoted to Burns.

Ellisland Farm, near Dumfries:
Open all year round, times may vary.
Home of Robert Burns 1788 – 1791. Farmhouse and steading reflecting the poet’s farming and literary life. Burns wrote his most famous work here ‘Auld Lang Syne’. Enjoy the riverside walk where he was inspired to write Tam O’ Shanter. View the farming exhibits, discover the heritage trail.

Friars Carse, near Dumfries:
Home of Robert Riddell, friend of Robert Burns. Burns enjoyed using the old summerhouse at the Carse for meditation and composing new works.