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Robert Burns

The poetry of Robert Burns is recited the world over but experiencing the landscape and seeing the people of the south west as they go about their daily lives lends the Bard’s work a whole new dimension. Visit Ellisland, Robert Burns’ home for three of his most productive years. Then follow his trail to nearby Dumfries where he wrote, drank, loved and is buried. The Globe public house, where he passed many evenings, is still near the town centre as is the Theatre Royal where Burns was once arrested for singing the Marseillaise at the time of the French Revolution. The great man’s mausoleum is in St Michael’s Kirkyard… Listen, his songs and love poetry are still in the air.

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    The Visitor Centre is situated in the heart of the village of Wanlockhead, which is Scotland’s highest Village at 1531 ft./468.08 m. above sea level.


  • Robert Burns House

    The simple sandstone house in which Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, spent the last years of his brilliant life. (more…)

  • Criffel Coaches


    Welcome to Criffel Coaches. 

    At Criffel Coaches our aim is to provide high quality mini coach travel at affordable prices without compromising on safety.

    We are a small, family run, concern, operating quality 16 seat Mercedes mini coaches from our base near Dumfries.

    We take pride in providing a friendly, caring and professional service to all our customers, being committed to serving you to the highest standards possible. Whatever your travel requirements, please feel free to contact us and we will try our best to assist you.

    Dumfries and Galloway is ideally situated within a reasonable travelling distance of places of interest across the north of England, the Central Belt of Scotland and the Borders, returning again on the same day.

    The local area has much to offer those following active pursuits in the countryside, as well as quiet roads, attractive towns to visit, historic locations, and high quality accommodation

  • Robert Burns’ Ellisland Farm

    Discover Robert Burns’ family home “His Domicile for Humility and Contentment”, built for him in 1788 and where many of his greatest works were inspired. Tam o’ Shanter, Auld Lang Syne and Ae Fond Kiss were all penned within its walls.

    Enjoy the audio visual story of the three and a half  years that the Burns family spent at Ellisland, explore the story of the Burns family and wander the bonnie banks of the Nith that inspired Scotia’s national Bard.

  • NTS Broughton House & Garden

    Cross the threshold of Broughton House and enter the world of wellknown Scottish artist E A Hornel, one of the ‘Glasgow Boys’. (more…)

  • Doon Crafted

    Welcome to Doon Crafted

    Doon Crafted specialises in all things wool. From spinning to weaving to needle felting, the fleece or fur gets used in many different ways.
    I have been weaving and spinning for 5 years now and have 3 Registered Tartans at the moment.
    Needle felting is a relatively new craft and gaining in popularity.
    Exclusive Wolf Wool is used to make high end luxury items.
    Also available soon Northern Innuit Dog Wool.

    Weaving and spinning and all things crafty happen here.
    We design and weave our own tartan and have designed tartans for other organisations

         This is the new Dark Sky Tartan. It was commissioned by the SDSO Scottish Dark Sky Observatory to celebrate the opening of the new Planetarium




  • Robert Burns Centre

    Award winning Visitor Centre telling story of connections between Robert Burns and the town of Dumfries. (more…)

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