Ellisland to The Hermitage
You can follow in Burns’ footsteps from his home at Ellisland and head along the banks of the River Nith to The Hermitage on the grounds of what is now Friars Carse Country House Hotel. Friars Carse, formally ‘Glenriddell’ home to Captain Robert Riddell. The Captian was so fond of Burns that he gave the poet keys to the Hermitage so he could come and go as he pleased.
Friars Carse and Ellisland Farm would like to express their ‘Thank You’ to Solway Heritage for their support and sponsorship in bringing The Burns Heritage Trail together.
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Points of Interest
The Hermitage is a short ramble from Ellisland, and returning past the Hotel along the banks of the River Nith completes the circuit. Burns was given his own keys to the summer cottage and used it frequently as a writing retreat.
Explore the grounds of ‘Glenriddle‘ now Friars Carse Country House Hotel, where Burns was a frequent guest. Our restaurant is named after Burn’s ballad “The Whistle” which tells the story of a famous drinking competition that Burns attended while a guest of the house.