Around Dumfries

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Here are three walks in one: the 'Burns Trail' visits some of Rabbie Burns' haunts and other landmarks in a short perambulation around the town centre.

Scotland's national bard lived in Dumfries during the final years of his short life in the 1790s and is buried here. Visit his last home, some of his favourite pubs, his mausoleum and museums devoted to his memory.

The longer walk explores the river, some parks and gardens of 'The Queen of the South' and extends to the nearby village of Kingholme Quay, returning along the banks of the Nith.

These two walks are easily combined into a pleasing and contrasting whole; allow at least five hours if visiting museums and pubs with Burns connections too.

Scotland - South Scotland - Dumfries and Galloway - Town or city


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Museum, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
9/18/2006 - Steve Lynn

This was a great wee walk around Duimfries as well as the Burns Trail. The directions and images were spot on and made the walk much more pleasant. Lots of info as well. Just a wee note: Easterbrook House no longer has the museum of hospital-related atrefacts. My thanks to Tony for the effort and detail he has input to this walk. Steve Lynn