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“Little gem in a backstreet.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Robert Burns House

Robert Burns House
Burns Street, Dumfries DG1 2PS , Scotland
44 (0)1387 255297
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Ranked #4 of 33 things to do in Dumfries
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The home in which national poet Robert Burns spent his last years.
Cramlington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Little gem in a backstreet.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Small, intimate house with interesting artefacts directly linked to Burns and good explanatory information. Exceptionally pleasant and informative person at reception. Well worth calling in.

Visited April 2013
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Wales
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Hard to find this little gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Very helpful guide and a very atmospheric building where you can see the actual desk that Robbie Burns used!

Across the road in the local church you can also visit Robbie Burns' burial chamber

Visited March 2013
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Glasgow, Scotland
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“nice to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Very nice to see a bit of history and the house is just the way you would imagine it to be an interesting visit

Visited January 2013
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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“Well Worth a Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This house where Burns spent the last years of his life is packed with memorabilia. It is very interesting to see manuscripts in his own handwriting. We were amazed that publishers were pirating his works over 200 years ago. The garden opposite the house is very peaceful.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“historical gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Yet another free house to look around in lovely Dumfries. This is the home where Robert Burns died. It is well kitted out in the style you would expect for the era, I was surprised at how big it was. You are left to wander around and can take photographs. There is plenty of memorabilia to keep someone interested in Robbie Burns busy for a while. Do give a donation though as it helps with the upkeep. We were advised to look at one of the windows where Robbie had etched his name with his ring but we forgot!! Maybe on our next visit

Visited January 2013
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