Ellisland Farm

In a nutshell

Home of Robert Burns from 1788 to 1791. Farmhouse and steading reflecting the poet's farming and literary life.


Holywood Road, Auldgirth, Dumfries, Scotland DG2 0RP

Contact details

Tel: 01387 740426

Activity type

Historical Sites, Museums and Art Centres

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, Schools and Groups, Teenagers

Price guide

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Ellisland Farm details...

Ellisland Farm was built by Robert Burns in 1788 for his young wife Jean Armour and their family.

Burns was especially creative at Ellisland, writing a quarter of his songs and poems including Auld Lang Syne and Tam o Shanter.

Burns chose Ellisland for its beautiful setting beside the River Nith. It has changed little since the 18th century and remains the most authentic of all his homes.

Visit Ellisland to fall in love with Burns and see nature through the poet’s eyes by walking in his footsteps on our peaceful riverside and woodland paths.


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