The Borders and the Southwest Sights

St. Michael's Churchyard

  • 39 Cardiness St. Map It
  • Dumfries
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 10/27/2015

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When he died in 1796, poet Robert Burns was buried in a modest grave in St. Michael's Churchyard. English poet William Wordsworth, visiting a few years later, was horrified by the small gravestone and raised money to build this much grander monument.

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39 Cardiness St., Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 3AL, Scotland

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Published 10/27/2015


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