Robert Burns born 25 January 1759 – died in Dumfries on 21 July 1796, aged 37.
Robert Burns – Places to visit
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum – offering a truly unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son. The Birthplace Museum comprises the famous Burns Cottage where the poet was born, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works.
Ellisland Farm – Some of the Bard’s best-loved nature poems were inspired by the tranquil setting of Ellisland Farm. Ellisland is now a popular museum and visitor attraction, and it provides a wonderful insight into the life of Robert Burns on a farm two hundred years ago.
The Globe Inn, Dumfries – Established in 1610, The Globe Inn, Dumfries has long been associated with Scotland’s national poet. In 1796, Burns wrote: “… the Globe Tavern here, which these many years has been my Howff …”, and in 1819, the first of what was to become the annual tradition of Burns Suppers was held here at The Globe Inn in Dumfries, south-west Scotland.
Batchelors’ Club – In this 17th-century house in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, learned to dance, founded a debating club and became a Freemason. The Batchelors’ Club is cared for by the National Trust for Scotland.
Burns Clubs in Scotland
Dumbarton Burns Club – “On the evening of 25th January 1859 a party of 26 admirers of our national bard sat down to dinner in the Elephant Hotel, High Street, Dumbarton : and so began Dumbarton Burns Club.”
Irvine Burns Club – The club has an unbroken history dating back to its formation on 2nd June 1826. Of the twelve founding members of the club five were known to Robert Burns, two of whom were close friends of the poet.
Burns Clubs in Canada and the USA
Halifax Burns Club – “Our organization is based on the Tarbolton Bachelors’ Club founded by Burns. Like the original club, we seek to be “a diversion for the weary man worn down by necessary labours of life””