Give Ellisland a hand for Auld Lang Syne!

Robert Burns wrote Auld Lang Syne, the international anthem to love and friendship, right here at Ellisland.

Millions around the world sing it at New Year and family gatherings, celebrating loved ones near and far.

The romantic rural farm steading was designed by the bard himself as his first marital home with Jean Armour. It is still surrounded by the woodland and river walks that inspired him.

Ellisland feels like stepping back in time. It has changed little since Burns planted his first crop of apples in the orchard which still overlooks the river Nith. This is the best place to see nature through the poet’s eyes.

But the birthplace of Auld Lang Syne needs your support.

Help us by becoming a member of the charity that runs  Ellisland, the Robert Burns Ellisland Trust.  

Find out more about our new membership circles here

Gie a haun’ tae Ellisland – for Auld Lang Syne!

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Burns Attractions

Perfectly placed

South-West Scotland is very much ‘Burns Country’.

Discover the views and calm, charming and beautiful Scottish countryside that Robert Burns not only called home for the best part of his life, but also from where he drew so much inspiration.

Ellisland Farm is conveniently situated on the road between Robert Burns’ birthplace in Alloway and his final resting place at St Michael’s Churchyard in Dumfries, home to many other popular Burns related landmarks.

Within a short drive, or in some cases even walk, of the farm, Robert Burns enthusiasts can discover:

 

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

Visit

There is so much to see at Ellisland Museum & Farm, so please allow at least an hour for a short visit and two to three hours for a full visit. We're a short, 5 mile drive from the centre of nearby Dumfries, just off the A76.

Visit

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