The tour is a must do for the Burns enthusiast, or for anyone visiting the town who would like to learn more about the Bard. It is a leisurely walk of around 1.5 miles and will take approximately 2.5 hours, dependant on how long the guest wishes to spend at each venue.
2 - The Robert Burns Centre
7 - The Globe
Bobby Jess is a well known and popular Burnsian. A winner of several Burns recital competitions. He performs regularly at Burns Suppers across the Country. Throughout the tour you’ll hear Bobby recite many verses of the Bard’s famous works.
Other Dumfries Attractions
Visit Ellisland, the family home built by Robert Burns in 1788 for his bride Jean Armour. Set picturesquely on the banks of the River Nith, Burns could not have chosen a more idyllic spot.
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura
Visit a treasure trove of local history set in an 18th century windmill and gaze through the magical Camera Obscura.
Robert Burns Centre
Situated in an 18th-century watermill by the banks of the River Nith in Dumfries, the centre tells the story of the Bard’s extraordinary time in the market town.
It was in this house in Dumfries that Robert Burns wrote some of his best known poems. Scotland’s national bard spent his last years in this simple sandstone house that is a key pilgrimage site for Burns’ enthusiast from around the world.
The Globe Inn was established in 1610 and became the favourite haunt of our Scottish national poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796) during the eight years he spent in Dumfriesshire from 1788–1796, where unfortunately he died at the young age of 37.
Enjoy a guided tour at our beautiful distillery, taking in the fascinating past with a glimpse into our future. Learn about our unique distillation process, and be among the first to taste our Man O’Words and Man O’Sword – our Single Cask, Single Malt Scotch whiskies – together with our exceptional Clear Malt Spirit, Rascally Liquor.
After almost ten years of fundraising and planning, Moat Brae has finally opened as a new visitor attraction for Scotland and a National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling. This is a new beginning and the first chapter in the adventure to create a world where storytelling is integral to growing up.