The Globe Inn

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The Globe Inn - Burns' Favourite Howff

About The Globe Inn

To see where and what Rabbie Burns ate and drank, you need to head to central Dumfries, to the Globe Inn. Affectionately referred to by Burns as his Howff, the Globe Inn still offers food and drink and also private tours into the spaces used by Burns. You can even sit in the great man’s chair – but be sure to have one of his poems lined up to recite or its drinks all round on you!

But like so many celebrities constantly called upon and expected to be ‘famous’ the continuous drinking took its toll on Burns.

"There are gentlemen here in Dumfries, five bottle a night men, who would not give me their company if I did not drink with them - so I give to each, a slice of my constitution...."

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Burns Tours at The Globe Inn, Dumfries

Discover the rooms where Robert Burns, lived, laughed and loved...

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