Pay a visit to Burns’ favourite drinking haunt, The Globe Inn. Enjoy a pint sitting in his chair but beware – sit here and you’ll have to buy the whole pub a round!
Dumfries is known locally as 'the Queen of the South', the perfect nickname for this pleasant county town prettily situated on the banks of the River Nith.
What can I expect?
- Take your pick from a range of friendly, family-run B&Bs and guesthouses which promise home-cooked meals and cosy ambiance, or the town's beautiful period hotels.
- Experience the old-world charm of a former country house alongside a range of contemporary amenities, or find your own little slice of rural heaven at one of the many delightful cottages, former farmhouses and restored steadings located in and around the town.
- If it’s more of a no-frills, self-catering break you’re after, there are plenty of options available, from caravan parks and camp sites to comfortably appointed lodges and chalets.
- You can even hunker down in the wonderfully quaint sandstone cottage next door to the Burns House Museum, the former abode of Robert Burns and his wife Jane Armour.