Robert Burns Ellisland Museum & Farm
The home of Auld Lang Syne.
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. During his time here, his focus moved to song-writing and collecting, including My Heart’s in the Highlands, The Banks of Doon, Killiecrankie and John Anderson. 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.
Experience music and literacy by Robert Burns in the barn he built. There is a large calendar of events planned for 2022/23 from concerts to sit-down meals.
Image credit: Duncan Ireland for South of Scotland Destination Alliance
Burns’s Life at Ellisland
What brought Robert Burns and Jean Armour to Ellisland? Learn more about the relationship and why the move to Dumfriesshire was a time of great optimism.
Burns’s Songs and Poems
Learn more about Burns’s creative output at Ellisland, where he penned some of his most famous working, including Auld Lang Syne and Tam o’ Shanter.
Image credit: Ian Findlay for the Robert Burns Ellisland Trust