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Burns Country Run

 
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Burns Country Run is a route of 162 miles and celebrates the life of Robert Burns the National Bard of Scotland.

Robert Burns,

more commonly referred to as Robbie or Rabbie Burns was born in Alloway near Ayr and died in Dumfries. Our route includes both towns and much more besides.

Alloway is home to Burns Cottage where the great man was born in 1759. Burns cottage now forms part of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum which is a National Trust Property. The exhibition is set in 10 acres and also houses a modern museum containing the Worlds greatest collection of Burns life and works. There are a monument and gardens created in his honour – well worth spending a few hours.

In Dumfries, you can visit Robert Burns House, DG1 2PS and the Robert Burns Centre in a watermill on the banks of the River Nith. Robert Burns House is where the poet spent his last years and provides a great insight to life for Burns and his family. The Robert Burns Centre  provides an exhibition with many of his belongings and manuscripts. There is also a haunting audio-visual alongsides a scale model of Dumfries as it was in Burn`s times.

Other highlights of our Burns Country Run include:-

Culzean Castle, a splendid castle dating back to 1777 situated south of Ayr on the coast of the Firth of Clyde and managed by the National Trust of Scotland.

Drumlanrig Castle – another majestic castle near Thornhill which opened in 1691! Things to do here include castle tours, cycling and mountain biking, walks, fishing, land rover tours, gardens……

Loch Doon Castle – a ruined castle beside Loch Doon set amongst the spectacular scenery of Galloway Forest Park. Loch Doon Castle has links with King Robert the Bruce.

Moniaive, a quaint and delightful village well known for its music scene.

Ellisland Farm – a farm where Robert Burns lived and worked which is now a visitor attraction and museum.

Crawick Pass – a mountain pass, well known for its spectacular views.

Visit South West Scotland thank Dave Smith and Motor Cycle Scotland, Buccleuch Arms, Moffat for use of this map and route.

 

Contact Information


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Dell Mar Bed and Breakfast

Moffat
This grand Victorian guest house is the perfect place to relax, unwind and to experience all that this ancient Spa town has to offer. Find out more

Buccleuch Arms Hotel and Restaurant

Moffat
The fireside lounge offers a warm and cosy prospect, even on the coldest of Scottish winters Find out more

The Outdoor Hotel

Auldgirth
Here at the Outdoor Hotel we offer a chance to get back to basics, enjoy the simple style of living from a bygone era and recharge your batteries one sunset at a time. Find out more

The Auldgirth Inn

Auldgirth
LUXURY ACCOMMODATION AT THE AULDGIRTH INN  Step inside and it’s hard at first to reconcile age with the plush 21st century inn. Find out more

Hillhead Farm Pods

Auldgirth
whether it be a romantic country getaway or a time to relax and unwind with your nearest & dearest, Hillhead Farm can provide a beautiful view and a cosy farm setting. Find out more

McMurdoston House Self Catering Cottages

Auldgirth
Open all year round, McMurdoston is a paradise for wildlife and our main aim is to offer a haven for our human visitors too. Find out more

Friars Carse Hotel

Auldgirth
The hotel’s riverside setting and historic atmosphere make it a truly memorable wedding venue and its private fishing beat provides angling in season. Find out more

Turas-Mara Guest House

Ayr
Turas-Mara a beautifully maintained and comfortable Victorian Guest House. A place you can relax and enjoy the homely atmosphere while sampling the famed Scottish Hospitality. Find out more

BC Motorhomes

Ayr
At BC Motorhomes we’ve made sure that you are fully equipped with the essentials so you can forget about the small details and concentrate on the important stuff! Find out more

Craigengillan Estate

Dalmellington
"Where natures magic grows" Nestled deep within the grounds of Craigengillan Estate sit two beautifully restored cottages and our Glamping Pods Find out more

Doonbank Cottage Bothy

Ayr
On the edge of the main town of Ayr, the Bothy has glorious views over the idyllic River Doon which runs for half a mile as the property's eastern boundary, excellent opportunities for bird watching Find out more

Discover Scotland; Self Catering Cottages Ltd

Castle Douglas
Whether you are looking for an active holiday or just want to laze on the beach, mountain scenery, islands, lochs and a host of activities are there on your doorstep. Find out more

Solway Coast Motorhome Hire

Dumfries
Luxurious motorhome hire in the South West of Scotland Find out more

Arden Holiday Cottage

Dumfries
We all know how important it is to take a break once in a while and our cottage is nestled in a quiet rural location ideally situated for rambling, bird watching, and exploring Find out more

The Nith Hotel

Dumfries
You can expect a genuinely warm welcome and a comfortable stay to this day! Dumfries & Galloway boasts some of the finest scenery in Southern Scotland. Find out more

Lindean Guest House

Dumfries
It  is an ideal place to stay for anyone seeking great value, conveniently situated town centre accommodation.  Find out more

Rockhall

Dumfries
a 16th century Tower House set in an idyllic location, well situated for exploring Southwest Scotland. Find out more

Criffel View Caravan Site

New Abbey
Criffel View Caravan Site is an exclusive 5 van touring site private,15 minutes walk from New Abbey village, with its ancient abbey, pub, newsagent/grocery store and tearoom. Find out more

Grovewood House Bed and Breakfast

Kirkbean
The perfect base for exploring all that this beautiful and tranquil area of South-West Scotland has to offer. Find out more

The Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club

Dumfries
Recognised as one of the friendliest Hotels in Dumfries, The Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club Offers centrally located, comfortable accommodation in Dumfries Find out more

Marthrown of Mabie

Dumfries
Marthrown is a place to "dream and get away" Find out more

Priestlands Bungalow

Dumfries
Located in both the town and the country, on the edge of Dumfries close to facilities, with a rural outlook. Comfortable, modern accommodation, exclusive use of garden and off road parking Find out more

Arbigland Estate

Kirkbean
From the luxury of the House on the Shore, bed & breakfast accommodation to the comfort of our self catering log chalets. We would love you to come and stay. Find out more

Greenhead Lodge

Dumfries
Greenhead Lodge is a cosy barn conversion beside small farm, above the Cairn Valley and only six miles from Dumfries. Find out more

Cavens Country House

Kirkbean
Romantic, quirky and independently run, we combine the best of boutique hotel accommodation with the relaxed feel of staying with good friends. Find out more

East Brae Cottage

Dumfries
Relax and unwind enjoy our hospitality. Find out more

Thomsons Food Service

Dumfries
We deliver throughout Dumfries and Galloway, South Ayrshire and the Borders Find out more

Arden Holiday Cottage Activity and Leisure Packages

Dumfries
Here at Arden Cottage, we offer some really unique experiences to make your getaway that little bit more memorable. Find out more

Thornhill Golf Club

Thornhill
The course at Thornhill is a mixture of park and heathland with magnificent panoramic views which are equal to any in Scotland. It has been often described as a “hidden gem”. Find out more

Robert Burns House

Dumfries
Robert Burns House is a simple sandstone house in a quiet Dumfries street and it was here that Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, spent the last years of his life. Find out more

Dumfries Museum

Dumfries
Dumfries Museum hosts a lively programme of special exhibitions, events and family activities throughout the year. Find out more

Ae Forest

Ae
Ae Forest is the perfect place to get away from it all Find out more

The Crichton Memorial Church

Dumfries
The Crichton Memorial Church is regularly used for weddings, funerals and weekly services.  Graduations, concerts, plays and 'Wine & Dine' events. Find out more

Theatre Royal Dumfries

Dumfries
The Guild of Players presents a regular season of four shows, as well as a family-friendly Christmas pantomime. Find out more

Criffel Coaches

Dumfries
where our aim is to provide high quality mini coach travel at affordable prices without compromising on safety. Find out more

Mostly Ghostly Tours

Dumfries and Galloway’s first paranormal investigation team and creators of a range of well-researched ghost and local history tours Find out more

Easterbrook Hall

Dumfries
Easterbrook Hall and The Crichton Memorial Church sit proudly within the grounds of The Crichton in Dumfries in the South West of Scotland. Find out more

Burns Country Run

Burns Country Run is a route of 162 miles and celebrates the life of Robert Burns the National Bard of Scotland. Find out more

Robert Burns’ Ellisland Museum and Farm

Dumfries
Today visitors can explore Burns’ farmhouse; the kitchen where meals were shared, his spence where genius was ignited Find out more

The Striding Arches – Land Art in Dumfries & Galloway

Moniaive
The Striding Arches have been created by local artist Andy Goldsworthy and can be seen in the hills around Thornhill and Drumlanrig. Find out more

Kirpatrick Macmillan- man on wheels

Thornhill
Kirkpatrick Macmillan- man on wheels the man who had the vision to put the wheel and the pedal together and give us the bicycle. Find out more

Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum

Dumfries
Also a very impressive display of artifacts and personal histories relating to aviation, past and present. Both civil and military are represented. Find out more

Ayrshire Coastal Path

Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde, this coastline is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife. Find out more

South West Scotland Tours

Dalrymple
A great advocate for the South West Scotland area of Dumfries and Galloway and South and East Ayrshire. Find out more

Greenan Beach

Nr Ayr
The stunning views make it a popular spot for walkers, dog walkers and horse riders alike. Find out more

Adventure Carrick

Girvan
We have 15 years experience in providing high quality outdoor adventure experiences throughout the South West of Scotland including Watersports, Mountain Sports, Equipment Hire, Forest Activities. Find out more

Allan McNally Fine Art

Colmonell
Here in this amazing space, resident artist and studio-gallery owner, Allan McNally creates bold, vibrant contemporary paintings of Scottish landscapes. Find out more

South West Coastal 300 #SWC300

Find out more

WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre

Dumfries
We are pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife, a centre for excellence in conservation science and experts in wetland management and creation. Find out more

Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum

Sanquhar
Discover Sanquhar’s world famous knitting tradition and the story of the mines and miners of Sanquhar and Kirkconnel. Find out more

Climb Criffel Hill

New Abbey
Criffel Hill may be less than 2000 feet high, but as this is the highest hill for some distance it is prominent in views of the Solway Coast, from the Lake District. Find out more

Mabie Forest Park

Dumfries area
Offering spectacular views across the Dumfries and Galloway countryside and over to the Solway Firth. Find out more

Galloway Cycling Holidays

Castle Douglas - Kirkcudbright
We specialise in guided and self-guided cycling holidays in the South West of ScotlandWe can arrange the accommodation and will move your luggage. Find out more

The Love Bug D&G

Lockerbie
Adorned with ribbons and bows to co-ordinate with your occasion, these classic beauties, like great Hollywood stars, never lose their appeal. Chilled bubbly on board. Find out more

Historic Scotland- New Abbey Corn Mill

New Abbey
See a beautifully-restored village mill in action and learn about how oatmeal, a staple of the Scottish diet, was once made. Find out more

Gordon Young- 7Stanes Art

The best mountain biking in Britain and the best art in the environment. Find out more

Cample Line

Thornhill
CAMPLE LINE is an independent arts organisation based rurally in south west Scotland. We are very mindful of our location and the place we are in.  Find out more

Robert Burns Centre and Film Theatre

Dumfries
Robert Burns Centre and Film Theatre screens a mixture of contemporary independent cinema as well as foreign language and arthouse films. Find out more

Gracefield Arts Centre

Dumfries
home to a collection of over 600 paintings and drawings by Scottish artists, most with links to Dumfries and Galloway. Find out more

The Globe Inn

Dumfries
Combining rich and passionate history with a stunning and sympathetically refurbished restaurant and bar, a private dining room and museum. Find out more

Rik’s Bike Shed

Thornhill
Based at Drumlanrig Castle Rik's Bike Shed has hire bikes for all the family. Great trails and a fantastic wee shop to help with whatever cycling need you might have. Find out more

Moat Brae Birthplace of Peter Pan

Dumfries
For our escapades in a certain Dumfries Garden, which is enchanted land to me, were certainly the genesis of that nefarious work, Peter Pan.” Find out more

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate

Thornhill
Find your Adventure... Find out more

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Maybole, Ayr
Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland's best days out. Opulent to the extreme, the park is planted with conifers and beech. Find out more

Historic Scotland- Sweetheart Abbey

New Abbey
A monument to human and divine love, Sweetheart Abbey was named for its founder, Lady Dervorgilla, who was buried here with the embalmed heart of her beloved husband. Find out more

Historic Scotland- Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock
Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the castle. Find out more

Loch Arthur Farm Shop and Cafe

Beeswing
They are proud to live up to that title by offering a fantastic selection of their own organic and locally produced foods: Find out more

Cample Line

Thornhill
CAMPLE LINE is an independent arts organisation based rurally in south west Scotland. We are very mindful of our location and the place we are in.  Find out more

Robert Burns Centre and Film Theatre

Dumfries
Robert Burns Centre and Film Theatre screens a mixture of contemporary independent cinema as well as foreign language and arthouse films. Find out more

Gracefield Arts Centre

Dumfries
home to a collection of over 600 paintings and drawings by Scottish artists, most with links to Dumfries and Galloway. Find out more

The Globe Inn

Dumfries
Combining rich and passionate history with a stunning and sympathetically refurbished restaurant and bar, a private dining room and museum. Find out more

Kilnford Farm Shop & Farmhouse Kitchen Cafe

Dumfries
Our farm shop is a treasure cove of local and Scottish delights. The farm shop is often referred to as ‘the food hub of Dumfries and Galloway’. Find out more

Rik’s Bike Shed

Thornhill
Based at Drumlanrig Castle Rik's Bike Shed has hire bikes for all the family. Great trails and a fantastic wee shop to help with whatever cycling need you might have. Find out more

Ae Forest Bike Shop and Cafe

Dumfries
There will  always be  a warm welcome at Ae and it's a great place to go walking, horse riding or to simply hang out and relax. Find out more

Moat Brae Birthplace of Peter Pan

Dumfries
For our escapades in a certain Dumfries Garden, which is enchanted land to me, were certainly the genesis of that nefarious work, Peter Pan.” Find out more

Easterbrook Bistro, Bar & Spa

Dumfries
An ideal place to stop-off for coffee, lunch or dinner or for cocktails and pre-show meal and drinks. Find out more

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate

Thornhill
Find your Adventure... Find out more

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Maybole, Ayr
Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland's best days out. Opulent to the extreme, the park is planted with conifers and beech. Find out more

Dumfries House

Cumnock
The beginning of an exciting new chapter for one of the UK’s true gems. the estate re-opened in 2008 following a painstaking restoration. Find out more

Wildings Hotel and Restaurant

Maidens
Taking advantage of the lush, clean countryside and clear seas to source the very best local ingredients. Find out more

Dundonald Castle

Dundonald
War and romance, smuggling and heroism, tales of the supernatural and more – Royal Dundonald Castle is one of Scotland’s most unexplored and fascinating treasures. Find out more

Corton Plants

Ayr
a unique, family run, traditional plant nursery with an inspiring collection of old fashioned and new varieties of plants. Find out more

The Coo Shed

Ayr
With its warm and inviting interior it is the ideal place for people to come and meet up with friends and family. And to enjoy our delicious home-made food and mouth-watering cakes. Find out more

Abbey Cottage Tearoom

New Abbey
The kitchen in this family-owned business is busy from early morning producing home-cooked food. Find out more

Cavens Country House

Kirkbean, by Dumfries
Following an excellent meal, you are then welcome to sink into an easy chair and enjoy a liqueur with coffee and chocolates by a real fire place. Find out more

Historic Scotland- Sweetheart Abbey

New Abbey
A monument to human and divine love, Sweetheart Abbey was named for its founder, Lady Dervorgilla, who was buried here with the embalmed heart of her beloved husband. Find out more

Historic Scotland- Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock
Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the castle. Find out more

Loch Arthur Farm Shop and Cafe

Beeswing
They are proud to live up to that title by offering a fantastic selection of their own organic and locally produced foods: Find out more
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