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Address: Ellisland Farm Hollywood Road, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0RP, Scotland
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The family home of Robert Burns until 1791 and where many of his most loved...

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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A fascinating and wonderful museum.

Burns built the house and worked Ellisland Farm for three years when he first moved to Dumfries, and when you consider that in addition to farming he had a day job as an Excise... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Burns built the house and worked Ellisland Farm for three years when he first moved to Dumfries, and when you consider that in addition to farming he had a day job as an Excise Officer, comprised scores of poems and songs; kept up with his abundant letter writing; and received a host of visitors and admirers every day - it... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were greeted warmly and were surprised at just how much we were able to see. Very interesting little exhibition and introductory film in one of the barns. The house itself is lovely and there are lots of exhibits in the other buildings. Lovely riverside walks. Nice little shop and we're glad we finally managed to visit it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

It was wonderful to be able to sit in the chairs in front of the fire in Burns's kitchen with a curator who was so welcoming and informative . There was an unspoiled atmosphere to the place which transported you back in time . There are river walks and the farm yard is full of interest helped by the chickens... More 

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1 Thank Shootthedoo
glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The gentleman who did the tour was very engaging and obviously very knowledgeable on Robbie Burns and Rabbie,s immediate family and extended family. Great to see how well the trust has kept and preserved this important part of history. Would recommend a visit to this lovely wee part of the world.

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1 Thank alan19667
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and 1 were on a short break to Dumfries. We had planned our sightseeing for each day of our break. We chose to visit Ellisland Farm this morning. We arrived at 11.00am noting that the farm was open from 10.00am. We got there and there were 2 cars in the car park. We found the door to reception... More 

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3 Thank Denise P
Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This farm was occupied by Robert Burns for over 3 years where he worked the land and also composed songs and poems. The curator was very interesting in telling us about the farm and life there. There are also beautiful walks along the river Nith.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Lovely location and interesting history to this farm. Beautifully maintained by the warden there with chickens and rabbits and pretty gardens.

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2 Thank Ilovetravel1967
ayr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Our visit to Ellisland was lovely. It feels like you're really immersing yourself in the spirit of Robert Burns. Beautiful peaceful location and a first class guide. Well done!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Well worth a visit. Very interesting and informative. Beautiful river views, and lovely walking areas. Lucky to have a warm sunny day. You need a car get there.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Lived in the area for year and cannot believe I waited so long to visit this wee gem. Curator Stuart showed us around and was very knowledgeable but was able to step back and let us take our time looking at the artefacts. He answered queries without being pushy. It was great to be able to learn something new about... More 

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