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The hidden gem of the Burns Trail!

Visit the farmhouse built by Robert Burns for himself and his family.

Burns experienced his most creative and fruitful years here at Ellisland. He found great poetic inspiration in the beauty of the surrounding countryside, the various people he met and the events he witnessed whilst living here.

Find out more about daily life in the late 18th century in the farmhouse kitchen, and be inspired in Robert’s Spence where many of his famous poems were written.

Watch our film about Robert and Jean’s life on the farm and discover the displays in the Granary Museum.

Explore the farm buildings, stable and orchard from the time of Robert Burns – you can even take a peek in his outside loo!

Wander the banks of the River Nith which Burns loved and found so inspirational, including the walk where he wrote Tam o’ Shanter and the field that inspired his poem The Wounded Hare.

Visit our pop-up tea room, where you can get a hot drink and a Tunnock’s treat, and why not take home a book or souvenir from our well-stocked shop?


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