Robert Burns House

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Description

Up front we’ll say that the Robert Burns House is not at all dog friendly, with only assistance dogs being allowed around the house. It is also only accessible via steps and so it is not wheelchair friendly either.

That said it is one of the “must visit” places that guests often ask about because Burns wrote some of his most well known poems in this house. Our Scottish National Bard lived the last three years of his life here which really is very modest for someone with such an impressive legacy.

It really is a very simple house, without the plaques beside the entrance you’d walk past it, little suspecting the great cultural significance of the building. He died in this house on 21 July 1796 and although time has passed the house retains much of the character of the period.

You will be in good company when you visit as Wordsworth, Coleridge and Keats all made a pilgrimage. You can see Burns’ personal belongings including his desk and chair along with original manuscripts.

http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/article/15733/Robert-Burns-House
Telephone: Call 01387 255297

25 minute drive from Trigony, Parking nearby and easy walk to the house, although steps at entrance and NOT dog friendly.

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