5 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day)
6 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day)
During his three years living at Ellisland Farm, Robert Burns frequently walked beside the Nith upstream to Friars Carse. Once the family home of Captain Riddell, a friend and patron of Burns, this handsome country house is now a hotel. It is surrounded by beautiful woodland, and hidden away within is the little building known as Burns Hermitage. Here to what he referred to as the ivied cot the poet came to talk with his friends at Friars Carse, and to write poetry, for these years were some of the most fruitful of his short life.
Video tour of Burns Hermitage produced by Roger GriffithGo on a virtual guided tour!
BBC web pageLearn from a local historian about the site!
The complete history of the Hermitage at Friars CarseLearn from a local historian about the site!