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Visit Robert Burns Ellisland Farm and Museum

Visit Robert Burns Ellisland Farm and Museum

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Visit Ellisland Farm, the rural home of Robert Burns from 1788-1791, and explore the place where he wrote some of his most famous work.

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Ellisland Farm is the only home built by Scotland's national bard Robert Burns. It is his romantic first marital home with wife Jean Armour and its tranquil setting inspired some of his most famous poetry and songs, including Auld Lang Syne.

Connect with the Bard and his life here at the farm through an extensive collection of artefacts, memorabilia and manuscripts housed in the home he built, lived and worked in. You can admire the view of the River Nith from his study where many of his greatest works were penned, and soak in the unique atmosphere and setting which has barely changed since the time of Burns.

About Ellisland Farm

Robert Burns described Ellisland Farm as the "poet's choice". Of the three farms offered to Burns by his landlord, this was the place he chose to build a home for his family.

During his stay here, Robert Burns produced around a quarter of his songs and poems, 130 in total, and 230 of his 700 letters. Many of his best known works were written here, including the poetic masterpiece ‘Tam O Shanter’, his songs ‘Ye Banks and Braes o Bonnie Doon’ and his version of ‘Auld Lang Syne’, which continues to be sung across the world to this day.

The grounds of Ellisland Farm are well worth exploring in their own right, with a beautiful, atmospheric riverside walk and stunning views of the Dumfriesshire countryside. Ellisland Farm is a dog friendly destination. Please check our website or Facebook page for our latest visitor information.

Become a Member

Ellisland Museum and Farm is in urgent need of conservation. You can help safeguard Ellisland for the future by becoming a Member of Ellisland for just £15, or by making a donation. Membership includes a free standard Guided Tour of Ellisland, and a whole host of other benefits, including exclusive online events and talks, and regular updates from the Trustees on their work to protect Ellisland.

To take out a membership while booking your tour please select the Visit + Membership ticket option. If you are already a Member of Ellisland, please select the Members Only option. If you would like to buy a membership without booking a tour, please visit our website. Thank you.

After your tour of Ellisland Farm, why not enjoy an Afternoon Tea with our neighbours, Friars Carse Country House Hotel? Along the way you can visit the Hermitage where Burns used to escape to write. Afternoon Teas are normally £14.95 per person, however on presentation of same day Ellisland Farm ticket, every second person’s tea is 50% off!

Terms & Conditions:

24h advance booking required for groups of 5 or more / Seatings from 2:30 - 4:30PM / Limited daily seatings available / Guided Tour & Afternoon Tea must be booked same day / Evidence of Guided Tour e-tickets required / Please announce any dietary constraints when booking / Limited time offer

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