Burns and the South West. On the trail of Scotland’s world-acclaimed poet.


Discover Scotland’s south west, Burns country.  Follow our new itineraries through rolling green countryside and stunning coastline to learn about the man, his work, his life and passions.  From his birthplace in Alloway, Ayrshire, to his final resting place in Dumfries, take time to explore the story of Robert Burns, Scotland’s greatest bard who is loved and celebrated across the world.
Following Burns reveals Burns’ life in the places he lived and the people he knew.  Through Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway, trace Burns’ journey from son to husband, lover, father and national bard.
Naturally Burns details two days of light walking which take you into the heart of Burns Country, to explore the very land that inspired our poet. From lush woodlands to panoramic views of the coast, find your own inspiration in this beautiful region.
Actively Burns offers fun ideas for cycling, walking and horse riding in and around Dumfries, where Burns lived during his most prolific years.   Take a visit to the theatre and enjoy the rich arts and culture of this region.
This is your chance to win a luxurious 2 night break for two in the beautiful south west of Scotland:
  • One night stay with dinner, B&B at the Brig o’ Doon House Hotel, Alloway
  • Entrance to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway
  • One night stay with dinner, B&B at the Friars Carse Country House Hotel, Auldgirth
  • £30 lunch voucher for The Globe, Dumfries
  • Entry to Ellisland Farm Museum & Visitor Attraction


Enter now!


Terms and conditions
Open to UK, CI, IoM and RoI residents 18+.  Draw closes for receipt of all entries 31/08/2014. Limited to one entry per person. No purchase necessary. Prize as detailed above and subject to availability.  Prize must be taken by 31/03/2015.  To enter and for full terms and conditions go to www.visitscotland.com/winburns  Promoter:  Burns and the South West, VisitScotland, Edinburgh EH6 6JH.


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