Forest Inn

History & Heritage
A site where once stood the Forest Inn where Robert Burns stayed. Try touching the marble plaque for good luck

About Forest Inn

In 1787 Robert Burns stayed here in the Forest Inn, which once stood on this site and wrote his “Epistle to William Creech.” It was said he received an unfriendly welcome from other drinkers and passed a solitary evening writing the letter in verse to his Edinburgh publisher. The row of houses, which included the inn, was demolished in 1878 when the road was widened. Jumping up and touching the marble plaque is supposed to bring you luck!
Across the road is the entrance gate to the Haining,...

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