Begin exploring Scotland’s literary past in the picturesque town of Alloway, where the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum celebrates the life and works of Robert Burns. The museum brings together several fascinating sites, including the Burns Cottage where the bard was born in 1759, the Poet’s Path, Alloway Auld Kirk, the Brig o’ Doon and the Burns Monument.
Head south on the A713 to Dumfries where more attractions offer an insight into Scotland's most celebrated poet, including the Robert Burns Centre, Burns House, his mausoleum and his favourite pub, The Globe Inn.
If time allows, visit Ellisland Farm to the north of Dumfries, off the A76. This was Burns' home for three years, where he found great inspiration for his poetry.
Why not visit Wigtown, located to the west of Dumfries? Known as Scotland's National Booktown, this book lover's haven boasts several bookshops, publishers, printers, bookbinders, writers and an annual literary festival.