Robert Burns House

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Robert Burns House.

RBHx4 600X600.JPGIt was in this ordinary sandstone building that Robert Burns,Scotlands national poet, spent the last years of his brilliant life. Now a place of pilgrimage for Burns enthusiasts from around the world, the house retains much of it's eighteenth century character and contains many relics of the poet. There is the chair in which he wrote his last poems, many original letters and manuscripts, and the famous Kilmarnock and Edinburgh editions of his work .Sandstone dwelling house, built 1750 - 1775, 2 storeys, near symmetrical with 3 bays, central door and 2 ground floor windows in left bay. Small paned sash windows throughout and straight skews. The family moved into the house in May 1793. The house had a parlour, kitchen, two bedrooms and even a small study where Burns could write. It was well furnished with a carpet and a long case clock in the parlour.


10am-5pm Monday to Saturday, 2pm-5pm Sunday (April to September)

10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Tuesday to Saturday (October to March)