Fodor's Expert Review Globe Inn

Dumfries Historic District/Site

Poet Robert Burns spent quite a lot of time at the Globe Inn, where he frequently fell asleep in the tack room beside the stables; today it's still an active pub where you can eat and drink. Burns later graduated to the upstairs bedroom where he slept with his wife, Jean Armour, and scratched some lines of poetry on the window. The room is preserved (or at least partly re-created), and the bar staff will happily show you around if you ask. But beware, if you choose to sit in Burns's chair in the bar, tradition has it that you have to buy a round for the whole pub.

Historic District/Site Historical Free Restaurant–Sight

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56 High St.
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway  DG1 2JA, Scotland


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