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Dumfries Attractions

Dumfries was founded as a Royal Burgh in 1186 and is a place to spend the day, seeing all the attractions, 

a place that Robert Burns called home.

Things to see include, Robert Burns House Mausoleum, Rose Garden

Grave and Statue, Devorgilla Bridge, Old Bridge Museum, Midsteeple,

Victoria Cross recipients memorial

Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura

Aviation Museum, Robert Burns Centre

Moat Brae House and Garden

Greyfriars Church and the worlds' oldest post office.

Devorgilla Bridge Dumfries

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The list below is the attractions pinpointed on the map of Dumfries and Galloway

Robert Burns Hermitage


Burns Cottage


St Michael’s and South Parish Church


Burns Statue Dumfries


Robert Burns House


Jean Armour Statue


Dumfries Museum


Obscura and Museum


Robert Burns Ellisland Farm


Robert Burns Memorial Garden


Robert Burns Memorial Cairn


Brow Well


Site of Old Greyfriars Church

Savings Banks Museum


Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum


Sweetheart Abbey

Devorgilla Bridge




Robert Burns Centre 


Robert Burns Mausoleum 


Burgh Church


Norway House


Robert Burns Rose Garden


Dumfries Academy


Dr Henry Duncan  Statue


Lochfoot Fountain


Ca' the Yowes  

Robert Burns Memorial Stone


Burns' Rock


Maxwellton War Memorial


Old Bridge House Museum


3rd Duke of Queensberry Monument

Robert Burns Rose Garden Dumfries Plaque.JPG
Plaque on his house in Dumfries.JPG
Robert Burns Mausoleum Dumfries.
Robert Burns Statue Dumfries

John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum

John Paul Jones was a Revolutionary War hero known as the father of the U.S. Navy.

Born in Arbigland Kirkcudbright Scotland in 6th July 1747, John Paul joined the British Merchant Marine at the age of 13 at the age of 27 he fled to America as he murdered a sailor in self-defence on the island of Tobago. Arriving in America he added Jones to his name to hide his identity. He joined the Continental Navy and became the scourge of the British Navy, when the Continental Navy disbanded in 1787 he joined the Russian Navy. He ended his life in France and died in Paris in 1792.

His remains were eventually found in a disused cemetery in Paris and return to America. He lies at rest in a tomb inside the chapel of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

There has been 5 US naval war ships named after John Paul Jones the last being

the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) built in 1991.

John Paul Jones Plaque Kirkbean
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