Burns Town Trail

Walking Route

Burns Town Trail


A pleasant walk around Dumfries town centre, passing by iconic Burns related locations. The trail starts on the banks of the River Nith and corsses the water via two historic Bridges, before heading into the Bustling Town Centre.

Here many historic sites can be seen, including the house the Burns lived in before his death in 1796 and the Robert Burns Centre.

2.5mi / 3.5km
Total climb:
131ft / 40m
Total descent:
131ft / 40m
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What you'll see

Dock Park - Dumfries

Parks & Gardens

Dock Park is a riverside park, on the banks of the River Nith, with a a rich history

Dumfries Suspension Bridge - Dumfries


The Dumfries Suspension Bridge is a suspension pedestrian bridge that was completed in 1875.

Dumfries Museum - Dumfries

Museums & Exhibitions

A treasure house of history in Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfries Museum tells the story of the land and people of the region.

Devorgilla's Bridge - Dumfries

Bridges, Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Monuments & Statues, Museums & Exhibitions

Devorgilla's Bridge is one of the oldest bridges still in use in Scotland.

Friars Vennel - Dumfries


Friars Vennel is one of the oldest streets in Dumfries.

Moat Brae - Dumfries

Arts & Culture

Moat Brae welcomes visitors to the magical birthplace of Peter Pan, as well as inspiring a love of stories as Scotland's National Centre for Children's…

Dumfries Academy - Dumfries

Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues

Dumfries Academy is a secondary school for both girls and boys, in Dumfries that dates back to the 14th century. The Latin moto is "doctrina…

St Bride's Anglican Church - Dumfries

Religious Buildings

The Greyfriars Church building is currently home to St Bride's Anglican Church. The present building is built in the neo-Gothic style and dates back to…

Robert Burns Statue - Dumfries

Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Monuments & Statues

Unveiled in 1882 and restored in 2005, this statue of Robert Burns was commissioned by Dumfries town council in 1877.

Queensberry Monument - Dumfries

Museums & Exhibitions

The original Queensberry Monument was constructed in 1780 as a memorial to Charles Douglas 3rd Duke of Queensberry.

Midsteeple, Dumfries - Dumfries

Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues

This 18th century town-house was used for many purposes over the centuries, including as a prison, council house and clerk's chamber.

Robert Burns Mausoleum - Dumfries

Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Monuments & Statues

The Robert Burns Mausoleum stands at the eastern end of the churchyard of St Michael's Church.