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Burns House

Burns House Review

Poet Robert Burns lived here, on what was then called Mill Street, for the last three years of his life, when his salary from the customs service allowed him to improve his living standards. Many distinguished writers of the day visited him here, including William Wordsworth. The house contains some of his writings and letters, a few pieces of furniture, and some family memorabilia.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Burns St., Dumfries, DG1 2PS
  • Phone: 01387/255297
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 2–5; Oct.–Mar., Tues.–Sat. 10–1 and 2–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Dumfries
Updated: 10-08-2013

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