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Brow Well

The Brow Well, visited by Robert Burns, July 1796
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The Brow Well, visited by Robert Burns, July 1796

A mineral spring overlooking the Solway Firth a mile (1.5 km) west of Ruthwell, the Brow Well takes the form of a sunken rectangular trough which was visited by those seeking its curative properties. The poet Robert Burns (1759-96) came here to bathe in July 1796 during his final illness.


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