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The hidden gem of the Burns Trail

Easy to find, hard to leave

There is so much to see at Ellisland Farm, so please allow at least an hour for a short visit and two to three hours for a full visit.

What to see and do

Opening Hours Jan 6th to Nov 30th

Monday to Saturday
10am – 1pm &  2pm – 5pm
Sunday 2pm – 5pm
October – March closed Sundays and Mondays

Admission prices

Adults – £5.00
Concessions/groups of 10 – £4.00
Children under 16 – Free
Friends of Ellisland Members – Free

Free of charge school and educational visits

Ellisland Farm welcomes pre-booked school parties of all ages. Our Curriculum for Excellence schools program is an ideal introduction to the poetry and life of Robert Burns. Our programs also include life in days gone by and nature based content.

To obtain our schools pack and to discuss your schools visit then please contact us.

Catering at Ellisland

Ellisland can provide various catering options to suit your needs. Just let us know in advance of your visit and we would be delighted to discuss the options available contact us.

Tea/coffee options- Tea/coffee £1.50 per person; Tea/coffee and shortbread £2.50 per person; Tea/coffee with scone, cream and jam £4.00 per person.

Lunch/supper options- Soup and sandwich lunch with tea/coffee and shortbread £7.50 per person; Traditional Burns Supper (3 courses) including tea/coffee £12.00 per person; Galloway Steak Pie Burns Supper (3 courses) including tea/coffee £16.00 per person; Roast rib-eye of beef Burns Supper (4 courses) including tea/coffee £22.00 per person.

Luxury 2 Course BBQ £12.00 per person.

Functions/conferences at Ellisland

Ellisland is a magical place to have a celebration of any kind. Ellisland house can seat 18 for dinner and our atmospheric barn can seat 50 plus.

Evening hire prices of Ellisland start from £75 and day hire options of the house and barn are available. Hire includes table linen, crockery and glassware etc.

Facilities

Car parking, accessible toilets, picnic area, all areas of the Museum are accessible, dogs welcome.

 

Burns Poetry

Some of Robert Burns’ best-loved nature poems were inspired by the tranquil setting of Ellisland Farm. Transcripts of the poems and songs written by Burns at Ellisland Farm.

Poems
Painting of Ellisland Farm
 

About

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.

About

Burns Attractions

Ellisland Farm is conveniently situated on the road between Robert Burns' birthplace in Alloway and his final resting place at St Michael's Cemetery in Dumfries.

Burns Attractions

Poems

Some of Robert Burns’ best-loved nature poems were inspired by the tranquil setting of Ellisland Farm. Transcripts of the poems and songs written by Burns at Ellisland Farm.

Poems