A rustic, riverside location steeped in supernatural lore…
Next Tour: Saturday 7th April at 6:30pm
Once home to Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns and the inspiration behind his epic masterpiece Tam o’ Shanter, Ellisland Farm sets the scene for an atmospheric new walking tour. This much-loved visitor attraction, which welcomes Burns enthusiasts from all over the world, is also a melting pot for legends and folklore featuring stories of mysterious children, unexplained cries and a lady with a golden glow…
Inspired by the rich tapestry of history and legends surrounding the farm and a passion from promoting tourism in Dumfries and Galloway, a dynamic new partnership was created! We’re very proud to be working with Museum Curator Stuart Cochrane and The Friends of Ellisland, with the aim of attracting new guests and encouraging previous visitors to return.
Guests will receive a warm welcome before we reveal a collection of curious tales, both from Ellisland and her environs. Learn about a mysterious man on horseback, the tragic tale of a wise witch-woman and hauntings that plagued residents of a local farmhouse…
Led by costumed guides, the tour features a walk in Burns’ footsteps to Friars Carse Hermitage (warm clothes and walking boots essential), where guests can absorb the spiritual atmosphere of Crow Wood as we introduce characters and events that helped shape our local heritage…
Midsteeple opening times: Tues-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Adults – £20, Children (age guide 8 and above) and Concessions – £16, Special Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £56
Ticket includes hot chocolate
Mobility restricted: unsuitable for wheelchair users
Enchanting Ellisland is available for private group bookings
Main picture: courtesy of Allan Devlin