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An air of pleasantry floats around Dumfries - from the red sandstone buildings to the babbling frothing water of the River Nith, and the not-too-big not-too-small high street. If you’re here to seek out Robert Burns’ heritage, you won’t be disappointed. The well-loved Scottish national poet lived, worked and died here, with a handful of commemorative sites – including his last residence – scattered around the town. Besides the Burns appeal, Dumfries is a great base for exploring southwest Scotland’s rural charms.

Things to see

Most visitors staying in Dumfries can’t – and won’t want to – escape the town’s Burns-related attractions. Start at Burns’ House – as the poet’s last residence this simple sandstone period property belies its inner significant cultural heritage. You can take a tour through the house, reflecting on his life and works while you uncover some of his possessions and original manuscripts. Other points of interest in the town include the poet’s final resting place in a rather grand white-painted mausoleum at St Michael’s Church (you can’t miss its towering red steeple), the rather Victorian looking white marble Robert Burns Statue, and the Robert Burns Centre – home to an exhibition on the poet’s life in Dumfries. If you fancy some more culture after all that Burns history, Dumfries Museum is a great stop-off, housing a range of collections and exhibitions displaying the area’s past from as far back as the pre-historic period.

Hotels in Dumfries

Dumfries has a range of accommodation to suit every budget. Most hotels and guesthouses are 3-star rated at the top end, as very few luxury hotels have made it in to the town. Generally amenities tend to be good, with most places offering en-suite rooms, WiFi and full English breakfast. If you’re looking for something more upmarket, head to a country house hotel on the outskirts of town or in the countryside surrounding Dumfries, while those on a budget should plump for a chain hotel in Dumfries. For a more homely experience try one of Dumfries’ many small B&Bs.

Where to stay

Dumfries has a range of accommodation to suit every budget. Most hotels and guesthouses are 3-star rated at the top end, as very few luxury hotels have made it in to the town. Generally amenities tend to be good, with most places offering en-suite rooms, WiFi and full English breakfast. If you’re looking for something more upmarket, head to a country house hotel on the outskirts of town or in the countryside surrounding Dumfries, while those on a budget should plump for a chain hotel in Dumfries. For a more homely experience try one of Dumfries’ many small B&Bs.

How to get to Dumfries

Despite being well served by train lines from Glasgow to the north and Carlisle to the south, many visitors to Dumfries choose to visit the area by car. At times the major roads can get busy so plan your trip in advance, and take this into account when deciding, as often trains can be much quicker. Some national coach and bus operators also offer services from Glasgow, Edinburgh and as far away as London, while local buses are a quick and inexpensive means of travel in the town itself, as well as between Dumfries and other southwest Scotland towns.