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Annan

Annan is a town on the River Annan in the region of Dumfries and Galloway on the Solway Firth in the south of Scotland.

Annan was a maritime town whose ship building yards built many clippers and other boats. A cairn on the jetty commemorates Robert Burns who worked as an exciseman here in the 1790s.

The writer Thomas Carlyle was educated at Annan Academy, a Georgian building now known as Bridge House. The Town Hall is Victorian, built from local sandstone in 1878. There is also a Historic Resources Centre.

In Port Street, some of the windows were (and are still) blocked up to avoid paying Window Tax of 1701.

Hoddom Castle[?] nearby was built ca. 1552-1565 by John Maxwell, 4th Lord Herries.



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