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Ellisland Farm

Ellisland Farm Hollywood Road, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0RP, Scotland
+44 1387 740426
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WELL WORTH A VISIT

A very informative morning finding out about the REAL Rabbie Burns. Excellent value for money and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kevin51612
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Brilliant blast from the past!

Set in the beautiful Scottish countryside, this little gem is well worth a visit. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patrick L
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The stunning family home built for Robert Burns at the height of his fame and his poetical powers. Discover the inspiration behind many of his best poems and how aspired to become a gentleman farmer, husband, father as well as a respected Excise Officer. Enjoy our 15 minute film "Ellisland - an honest narrative", explore our collection of personal items and poems that are still cared for at Ellisland - his modest mansion.
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Ellisland Farm Hollywood Road, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0RP, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very informative morning finding out about the REAL Rabbie Burns. Excellent value for money and incredibly friendly staff. A must-go if you love Scottish history and are near Dumfries.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in the beautiful Scottish countryside, this little gem is well worth a visit. The staff are very warm and welcoming and give a fantastic, knowledgeable explanation of the farm. The farm itself is very compact but there is lots to see and look for....More

1  Thank Patrick L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted by a kind knowledgeable gentleman who was filling in for the regular guide but his pride of the place shone through. He made the tour interesting for even my 11-year-old daughter who, I'm sad to say, has not yet studied Burns beyond...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Burns' home near Dumfries is well worth a visit. We were made particularly welcome by Stuart the custodian who answered many questions about Burns life. The museum itself is fascinating and there is a lovely walk by the river Nith and round the garden.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Small but very interesting, informative staff. Well worth walking along the river tomftiars carse for afternoon tea!

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

For anyone interested in Robert Burns, this is a must-do visit. A fascinating insight into a few years of Burns’ life, when he composed some of his finest work, at the same time as farming, working as an exciseman and raising a family. Small but...More

1  Thank Azure55
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The building will be of interest to all, it is a jewel to the serious Burns Devotee. Nearby are other opportunities to invest age and learn, appreciate or simply observe Burns memorabilia and his work.

1  Thank Ronnie S
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

If staying at the Friars Carse Country House I highly recommend making the walk to the farm. Takes about an hour round trip to walk. Wear good shoes.

1  Thank Nicole R
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is a fascinating place to visit to get an insight into 18C Scottish farming methods and techniques. It has the obvious added advantage of being where Robert Burns lived and worked. However, you don’t have to be a Burnsian to enjoy it. The tour...More

1  Thank Sandy S
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

I visited Ellisland today & thoroughly enjoyed the visit. I walked from Friars Carse alongside the River Nith to the Farm where I met Stewart ( the curator), Ronnie, David & several other volunteers. The museum is not a typical museum and nor is Stewart...More

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Slinches
29 August 2017|
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Response from ellwood2 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't answer the traveller's question - best to contact Ellisland direct via the website ?
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Slinches
Had a fantastic experience at Ellisland Farm on Tuesday . The curator Stuart certainly knows his subject well and with offers of cups of tea makes one feel most welcome . He was explaining that he had recently taken on the role which is something of a challenge. My question is this - why are there so many artefacts exhibited which were clearly manufactured after Burns time here ? My guess is that these items have been "donated" by generous folk who no longer have use for them. I know that as a charity they probably cannot be sold ..but surely if the proceeds were used for more relevant purpose or even maintenance of this delightful site - that has to be an option ? I am not a friend of the trust , but I would suggest to them that this should be a point for discussion. Other than this - a superb and memorable afternoon walking in the "Hare field "and even the sun shone for us . Beautiful.
20 August 2016|
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Response from stuartcochrane25 | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for asking this very apt question. Over the past few years The Friend's of Ellisland maybe have viewed the farm as more of a Museum of agricultural history and thus we have built up a very large collection of... More
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