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THATCHED COTTAGE WHERE BURNS WAS BORN, AND OTHER SHRINES FOR LOVERS OF THE POET AT ALLOWAY AND DUMFRIES

THATCHED COTTAGE WHERE BURNS WAS BORN, AND OTHER SHRINES FOR LOVERS OF THE POET AT ALLOWAY AND DUMFRIES

In this thatched cottage (bottom left) at Alloway, which Burns' father rebuilt with his own hands, the immortal poet was born January 25, 1759. It was occupied by the family from 1757 to 1766, and later became an alehouse. It is now restored to its original appearance and a museum of relics adjoins it. The old Alloway Kirk (bottom right) was a ruin in Burns' lifetime, but still preserved. In a corner of the graveyard of St. Michael's Church at Dumfries (top left) is a fine mausoleum to which his remains were transferred in 1815. His wife, Jean Armour, and several children also sleep here. The inn (top centre) whence Tarn o'Shanter began his ride is in Ayi High Street. Burns died at the house (top right) in what is now Burns Street, Dumfries.

Other pictures from Scotland's Literary Landmarks


ALLAN RAMSAY'S BOOK SHOP, NOW RECONSTRUCTED

KILMARNOCK'S MONUMENT TO BURNS

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