(9 miles south of Dumfries, B725)
Brow Well is a hamlet 9 miles outside of Dumfries where Burns went during his final illness to take the water of its chalybeate spa. Nearby is the village of Ruthwell, where the first savings bank was founded. The cottage which housed the original bank is now a museum. The village church is home to the famous Ruthwell cross, which has amongst its carvings a runic text of The Dream of the Rood, the earliest known poem in the English language.