Nearby to Dumfries is Ellisland Farm which was home to the great Robert Burns, who composed a great many poems and songs about nature in this stunning house; looking at the beautiful surrounding landscape it is not hard to see where he got his inspiration from.
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Dumfries and Galloway School Half Term Dates.
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Spend The Holidays in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Dumfries is a market town in the south of Scotland close to the Solway Firth and was the hometown of Robert Burns during his final years. Today the town celebrates the life of Robert Burns with statues, the Robert Burns Centre, his mausoleum in St. Michael's churchyard and the use of Burns's house as a museum, open to the public and free to enter.
The house, tucked quietly in a side street, is a fascinating memorial to the great writer. The tiny rooms tell visitors much about his life, with his study, containing only the desk Burns wrote at, being so small it is only possible for a couple of people to enter at a time.
The writer's own signature which he scratched into a window pane with his diamond ring is still easily visible on the upstairs window.
It was another writer and poet local to Dumfries, David Dunbar, who gave the town the name ‘Queen of the South' in 1857 when he stood for general election. The name stuck and is still used today, most notably by Dumfries's football club who simply call themselves ‘Queen of the South Football Club'. Dumfries has held onto its history while embracing modern life.
This small market town in the south of Scotland has a lot going on. Various festivals, including the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival and the Dumfries Music Festival, take place every year, and the shops, bars and restaurants in the town have everything to suit visitors of all tastes.
Kirklauchline Holiday Cottage This comfortable self-catering holiday cottage is set in a working farm, just five minutes' walk from the cliff tops, with stunning views across to Ireland and the Mountains of Mourne.
Its tranquil setting makes it perfect for couples, families and friends who want to relax and unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The holiday cottage is a perfect rural retreat. If you're lucky, you'll see some of Kirklauchline's other visitors which include roe deer, hares, buzzards, and much more.
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