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The Borders and the Southwest Sights

Burns House

  • Burns St. Map It
  • Dumfries
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 10/08/2013

Fodor's 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.

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Burns St., Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 2PS, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 2–5; Oct.–Mar., Tues.–Sat. 10–1 and 2–5

Updated 10/08/2013


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