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Robert Burns House

Burns Street, Dumfries DG1 2PS, Scotland
+44 1387 255297
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interesting little house

This is an interesting little house with lots of items which belonged to Robert Burns and his wife... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
janbea2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
A small house of a big poet

The house is interesting, but really tiny, so there is not that much to see. Ok, a couple of beds... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Maria Y
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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The home in which national poet Robert Burns spent his last years.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“his life” (22 reviews)
“robert burns” (52 reviews)
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Burns Street, Dumfries DG1 2PS, Scotland
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is an interesting little house with lots of items which belonged to Robert Burns and his wife. It is free entry too which makes it even better as it doesn't take long to walk around.

Thank janbea2014
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The house is interesting, but really tiny, so there is not that much to see. Ok, a couple of beds, a desk, some items that might have belonged to the family. They were not the reason we loved it. We loved it for the chance...More

Thank Maria Y
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Robert Burns died in Dumfries and this is the house he owned at the time. I only found it by accident. Admission is free and is contains a collection of Burns memorabilia. His grave and mausoleum is nearby.

Thank Neil L
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

If you like Robert Burns, it's worth a wee visit to see where the great man lived, for a while. Some interesting paintings and artefacts.

Thank T4348DEjohnm
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

If you are a lover of Burns, this is a must see. As you enter you are greeted and offered a short video presentation of Burns life at Ellisland and in this home. After the video, you are free to roam through the house which...More

Thank Kermit403
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

After being given a map of Dumfries and suggested places to visit, we came to this home. Free admission and helpful staff help to make it a worthwhile visit. Pleasant gardens opposite the house depicting some of his poems etc.

Thank jetsaver
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Basically this is the house where Robert Burns spent the last years of his life. There is a short and very informative tour by the two very knowledgeable and pleasant local curators and you can see where Burns lived and worked, and some of his...More

2  Thank _bengraysmed
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in Dumfries the Robert Burns house is well worth a visit, easy to find well sign posted for a great poet such a small house. Entry is free the house has a lot of memorabilia and letters written by Burns, and gives...More

1  Thank Lee S
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

The house is free to enter and provides a really interesting insight into the life of Robert Burns. The staff were very helpfully and knowledgeable. We were given a personal tour of the graveyard over the road from the house, including being taken into Burns'...More

2  Thank WBGoodman
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

We found it very informative and there are lots of interesting artifacts. The young lady was very helpful.

Thank blburton04
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