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Robert Burns - Ellisland Farm

Ellisland was the family home of Robert Burns between 1788 – 1791.

Burns chose to build Ellisland at this particular location because of the stunning setting along the side of the River Nith.

This setting provided huge inspiration for Burns and he penned some of his most well-known work whilst living here, including Ae Fond Kiss, Tam o’ Shanter and the unforgettable Auld Lang Syne.

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The museum provides free parking from which dogs ( and their owners!) can enjoy a stunning circular walk along the banks of the River Nith, through open fields and a small copse.

The walk is mainly flat and therefore non strenuous – whilst enjoying the sounds of the River Nith visitors can look out for ducks, dippers, kingfishers and if very lucky jumping salmon and otters.

The farm is also dog friendly and provides fresh water in the kitchen.

As Ellisland is surrounded by livestock, dogs do need to be on a lead.

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Listing Updated: 04/03/2019


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Listing Address

Holywood Road
Scottish Borders
01387 740426

Listing Details

Opening Times

Jan - March 31- 10am - 4.30 ( closed 1pm - 2pm). - 1 April - 31 October Monday - Saturday 10am - 4.30 pm - Sunday 2pm - 4pm

Where are dogs allowed?

Farmhouse, Farm , Banks of The Nith & surrounding fields. In view of livestock dogs need to be on a lead.

Car Parking


Park, Gardens or Nature Reserve


House, Castles or Museum




Water Activities


Dog Show


Enclosed Field or Play Area


Farm, Sanctuary or Zoo


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