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Ellisland Farm

Ellisland Farm Hollywood Road, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0RP, Scotland
+44 1387 740426
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At home with Robert Burns

The rain made the sandstone path slippery and I was not in the best of moods having fallen. We rang... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lizsuparna
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Whakatū Nelson
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Interesting museum

An interesting and informative visit, about Robert Burns life and farm he lived on for 4 years. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Doreen L
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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The family home of Robert Burns until 1791 and where many of his most loved works were written. See his study and walk in his footsteps at the home he built for his wife and family.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Ellisland Farm Hollywood Road, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0RP, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rain made the sandstone path slippery and I was not in the best of moods having fallen. We rang the bell to be welcomed by a humble, concerned man who offered to lend me a pair of his own trousers and a seat in...More

Thank Lizsuparna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting and informative visit, about Robert Burns life and farm he lived on for 4 years. A guided tour, a film, articles of interest relating to this famous poet and song writer. The fee for entry, £4 for concessions, worth it.

Thank Doreen L
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The curator was full of knowledge and a lovely person who was very helpful. We were shown a film about Robbie Burns' life, which was really interesting. There was also a lovely wooded walk along the River Nith,,where we saw a lot of sand martins...More

1  Thank Benjamin L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Until I visited Ellisland Farm I felt that the most idyllic farm and setting in the world was Elizabeth Farm in Parramatta west of sydney in NSW, Australia. Now I know that we have a similar historic farm here in Scotland. This is the farm...More

2  Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This farm where Robert Burns was tenant for 3 years is really great. The history of why Burns went ther to work and why he left is so interesting but of course the real highlight is his office where he wrote so many poems, especially...More

2  Thank donnison44
Reviewed 14 May 2017

An absolute must if you are visiting this part of the country. You might think you already know a lot about Robert Burns but the curator of this museum will tell you an awful lot more. Starting with the museum itself: Very well laid out...More

1  Thank scotswahae2014
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This place is where Robert Burns lived and worked. Lovely place and full of history about the poet. well worth a visit.

1  Thank woodburn42
Reviewed 6 April 2017

It was a real treat to visit Ellisland Farm yesterday: to sit in Burns' chair at his desk, to see his very wine glass, to walk along the river Nith where he walked composing Tam O'Shanter were special privileges. We learned things from Stuart, the...More

1  Thank Aileen M
stuartcochrane25, Manager at Ellisland Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Hi Aileen, thanks for the lovely review. I think we should start a website in reverse of TripAdvisor named "Tripperadvisor" where people such as myself could review our guests/visitors. You and most of my visitors to Ellisland would receive 5 Stars as I enjoy spending...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is the farm where Burns stayed with his family for about three years and where many of his most famous poems were written. You can visit the farm buildings and house, see a video, consult books, see various Burns artefacts and farm machinery and...More

2  Thank ellwood2
stuartcochrane25, General Manager at Ellisland Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thanks for the lovely review - delighted to hear you had a nice visit. We are open in the winter Tues - Sat and only close from 1st Dec - 6 Jan. We have summer and winter opening signs which change. Thanks again, Stuart at...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had visited here before during a "Days Open" day and enjoyed it but this time we had Stuart to bring Burns to life for us. We all commented on how great he had made the "Burns Story" so real. He was there when needed...More

1  Thank Bluebell333
stuartcochrane25, Manager at Ellisland Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Those chickens are well appreciated - many thanks for the review. Best wishes, Stuart at Ellisland

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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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