Globe Inn

An historically important public house in Dumfries, the Globe Inn lies in a narrow passage off the High Street. Established in 1610, this intimate venue is known for its associations with the poet Robert Burns (1759-96), who regularly visited to drink and write. Period rooms, with wood panelling dating back to 1780, are replete with Burn's artefacts, including the seat he once occupied. A bedroom used by Burns before he set up home in Dumfries remains much as it was, with his words scratched on the window pane using his diamond ring. There is also a snug where a handwritten letter from Burns to his love Jean Armour can still be read. It was here, in 1819, that the first Burn's Supper was held in the bard's memory, with the Dumfries Burns Club formed the following year. The establishment has been owned by the same family since 1937 and is said to be haunted by the ghost of a servant girl.

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