26/09/2017
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Three Robert Burns sites to visit in Scotland

c4898da7-86d6-4a8a-b8fa-ecedec0cda2f

Plan a literary adventure with this guide to three places to visit connected with the life of Robert Burns.

1. Bachelors’ Club

Discover the authentically restored 17th-century house where Robert Burns and his friends started their own debate club, passionately arguing about the issues of the day. It was in this building that Burns learnt and improved his dance skills and became a Freemason.

The Bachelors Club in the village of Tarbolton is a thatched house which has been converted into a museum telling the story of Robert Burns and his links with the area. The downstairs of the building is presented as an 18th-century living space, whilst upstairs visitors can see the room where the male-only debating society members met.

Bachelors Club, Sandgate Street, Tarbolton KA5 5RB; tel: 01292 541940; website.

2. The Globe Inn

Established in 1610, the Globe Inn on the High Street of Dumfries is said to have been the favourite drinking establishment of Robert Burns.

Burns first became a customer of The Globe whilst staying at nearby Ellisland Farm and today’s visitors can see a piece of glass on which the poet etched three verses.  

56 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2JA; tel: 01387 252335; website.

3. The Burns House Museum

Burns and wife Jean Armour rented a room in the village of Mauchline whilst they waited for their new farm to be ready to live in. That building is now the Burns House Museum, which uses Burns artefacts to explore Burns’ time in Mauchline and how some of its residents inspired the colourful characters which would later appear in his literary works.

Burns House Museum, Castle Street, Mauchline KA5 5BZ; tel: 01290 550045; website.

For more suggestions of Burns-related places in the county, explore Visit Scotland’s Famous Scots travel guide.

Images: Bachelors Club and Burns Museum © Rosser1954; Globe Inn © Colin Smith.

Back to "Burns Night" Category

26/09/2017 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Scottish industrialist Thomas Blake Glover died - On this day in Scottish history

Scottish industrialist Thomas Blake Glover died on 13 December 1911, at the age of 73.


Anne of Denmark - mother of King Charles I - was born - On this day in history

Anne of Denmark, mother of King Charles I, was born on 12 December 1574.


Local Landscape Heroes heritage trail opens at Roman Bathhouse, Strathclyde Country Park

North Lanarkshire Provost, Jean Jones, has opened a new Local Landscape Heroes heritage trail which explores ...


Did Mary Queen of Scots play a role in Lord Darnley’s murder?

Was Mary Queen of Scots guilty of involvement in the murder of her second husband, Henry Lord Darnley? Robert ...


Other Articles

A meal that changed the course of history? Make the mussel brose Bonnie Prince Charlie ate on the eve of Culloden

Recreate the food that Bonnie Prince Charlie enjoyed at his final dinner before the Battle of Culloden, with ...


Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh died - On this day in history

Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh died on 10 December 1928.


Malcolm IV King of Scots died - On this day in Scottish history

Malcolm IV, King of Scotland, died at Jedburgh on 9 December 1165.


Mary Queen of Scots was born - On this day in Scottish history

Mary Queen of Scots was born at Linlithgow Palace on 8 December 1542.