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Robert Burns House

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Address: Burns Street, Dumfries DG1 2PS, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 (0)1387 255297
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The home in which national poet Robert Burns spent his last years.

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found out the Burns House and paid a visit, lots of information on robert burns poems and songs, very interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Derick S
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Braemar, United Kingdom
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Braemar, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

found out the Burns House and paid a visit, lots of information on robert burns poems and songs, very interesting.

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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so pleasedto find the cottage so well preserved and so simply documented and preserved. So many places have become so commercial and endless glass cases of things you cannot really see It was inspirational to stand in his actual house and see objects Jean and Robert actually used in the house. It was moving to stand in the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit as part of the Burns history and trail. Friendly staff, simple small house and 30 mins visit.

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Thank 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

For me the small room where he wrote was the highlight of his house. Just a simple desk and chair, a window overlooking the road and his signature scratched into the glass with his diamond ring. Poets are excellent procrastinators!

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Thank Bartholomew B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It was ok but restricted to one large room of objects and writings to see. Done and dusted in 5 minutes.

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Thank Murray R
Codsall, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I visited Robert Burns House on a very rainy Saturday, with three teenagers in tow. My daughter is a Burns enthusiast, and by the time we left we all were. The staff were so friendly and welcoming, and the house itself is a joy to behold. Although very small, it told me everything that I didn't know about this great... More 

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Thank Ann B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

great way to spend 30mins free to enter and an insight to his life look at the windows to find his name also ask guide on site to take you to his Mausoleum approx. 200m away in St Micheal's church yard.

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Thank kevin d
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This 2 storey house & attic is free to enter. Robert Burns died fairly young aged 37 yrs as did his son’s too. His wife Jean Armour & his daughters survived. Lots of old artefacts, from his name carved on a window upstairs, old writings & his bed. The poet lived here from 1793-1796 when he died here. There is... More 

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Letham, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

off great interest to people who know nothing about burns if they come to scotland a lot of things ive not seen since i was little as in household things

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Worth a visit nice walk over bridge and along river bank to House. Park oustide on riverbank for kids.

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