Robert Burns Ellisland Farm

Robert Burns Ellisland Farm

Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Robert Burns Ellisland Farm review

The Robert Burns Ellisland Farm is located near Auldgirth in Dumfries and Galloway. It was built by Robert Burns in 1788 for his wife Jean Armour and their family. Burns clearly enjoyed being here as he wrote a quarter of his songs and poems including Auld Lang Syne and Tam o Shanter.

Little has changed since the 18th century and it remains the most authentic of all his homes. To visit Ellisland you will see nature through the poet’s eyes by walking in his footsteps on their peaceful riverside and woodland paths.

You can book a tour or just drop by. You can look around the house and see the creative spaces where some of his most famous works were written. Inside you can see many personal items including Burns’s manuscripts, memorabilia and other artefacts. Rooms include his study and the kitchen all ready for dinner.

FAQ and Further Information Robert Burns Ellisland Farm

Is there food and drink available?

There is no on-site cafe. You are welcome to bring a picnic

What are the main things to do?

The family home of Robert Burns where he wrote a quarter of his songs and poems including Auld Lang Syne and Tam o Shanter.

What are the ticket prices?

*Cheapu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap – Adults £5, children under 16 £2.50.

Is there parking?

There is free, parking.

When are they open?

They are open from Thursday – Sunday for the spring and summer, they close in late October. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome across most of the site, although they can only allow assistance dogs to accompany you as you visit the collections in the Granary and Farmhouse.

Are they accessible?

Please note the farmyard is cobbled and toilets are accessible via a ramp. Please contact the venue for further information.


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