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Location address: UK, Scotland, Annan
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Annan (Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Anainn) is a town and former royal burgh in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland. Its public buildings include Annan Academy, of which the writer Thomas Carlyle was a pupil, and a Georgian building now known as “Bridge House”. The Town Hall was built in Victorian style in 1878, using the local sandstone. Annan also features a Historic Resources Centre. In Port Street, some of the windows remain blocked up to avoid paying the window tax.
The writer Thomas Carlyle is linked to the town of Annan. He was a pupil of the Annan Academy.
Linked themes: Literature
Did you know that windows of houses in Annan remain blocked to avoid paying the window tax. You can see a few of these houses in Port Street.