Brow Well is a chalybeate well near Ruthwell, in use since at least the 18th century. The well waters are traditional said to have healing qualities. Poet Robert Burns came here just before his death in a futile attempt to improve his failing health. B725, Ruthwell, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG1 4NL
Ellisland Farm was built by poet Robert Burns in 1788 as a family home. Much of the farmhouse has been preserved as it was during Burns' time here, and you can see a huge collection of private items and memorabilia. Burns wrote many of his most popular works here, including Auld Lang Syne. Holywood Road, Auldgirth, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG2 0RP
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Robert Burns died in 1796 and was buried in a grave marked by a plain stone slab. In 1815 he was moved to an ornate neoclassical mausoleum erected by public subscription. One of the subscribers was the Prince of Wales. Burns' wife Jane Armour was laid beside him in 1834. St Michael's Churchyard, St Michael Street, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG1 2PY
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Heritage Highlight: Burial place of poet Robert Burns
The influential writer and historian Thomas Carlyle was born in this attractive whitewashed house in 1795. The interior of the cottage has remained virtually untouched since it first opened to the public in 1881, with many of the Carlyle family's personal belongings on display. The Arched House, High Street, Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG11 3DG
At Wanlockhead you can see a 19th-century water-balance pump used to drain the nearby Straitsteps lead mine. The Beam Engine was built in 1875 and remained in use until 1945. It was then restored by Historic Scotland but is maintained by the local Wanlockhead Museum Trust, who run the nearby Scottish Lead Mining Museum. Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
In 1685 two women were executed by drowning in Wigtown Bay for refusing to swear the Oath of Abjuration in favour of King James VII. You can visit the Wigtown Martyrs grave in the parish churchyard and a memorial marking the execution site via boardwalk leading out into the bay. Wigtown, Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG8 9HS