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The Globe Inn, Dumfries


Established in 1610, The Globe is traditionally haunted by a barmaid called Ann, who had an affair with Robert Burns. Burns made her pregnant and she bore him a child that she named Elizabeth. While Robert Burns was well known for his womanising ways it is not know if there is any truth in the story. The ghost has been active in recent years, and the Dumfries and Galloway Standard has reported that there have been sightings of a White Lady, especially when Burns is being celebrated. There has been other phenomenon at the pub including lights going on and people being pulled by an unseen force.

In 1796, Burns wrote "... the Globe Tavern here, which these many years has been my Howff ..."


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