JM Barrie's Birthplace


J M Barrie's Birthplace- National Trust for Scotland


The world-famous creator of Peter Pan was born in this traditional weaver’s house.

J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, spent his childhood in this small whitewashed cottage, with his seven brothers and sisters in two upstairs rooms, while his father’s weaving workshop was downstairs. An exhibition tells the story of his life and work, and includes the writing desk from Barrie’s London flat where he penned Peter Pan.

Discover this typical weaver’s house, where everyone lived upstairs.

Stop by the washhouse where the young author performed his first play at the age of seven and that provided inspiration for the Wendy house in Peter Pan.

Look out for original costumes from the first production of Peter Pan.

See the box beds where the Barrie children would have slept crowded together.

Explore our jungle-themed garden, complete with a new sculpture of Tick Tock, the crocodile from Peter Pan.

Normal Price

  • Adult £8
  • Child £7

J M Barrie’s Birthplace, 9 Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4BX

J.M. Barrie’s Birthplace is open at from Friday to Monday between April and June, increasing to daily during July and August.

Please check website for detailed opening hours to avoid disappointment.

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:


Please note you cannot use The Northern Highlights Pass in conjunction with any other NTS offer.

What you need to know:

Parking is available on the street in front of the cottage and there are disabled spaces in the nearby public car park, 100m from the cottage.

The cottage is not wheelchair accessible.

Dogs are permitted in the grounds on a lead.

Occasionally the Cottage may not be accessible to visitors, so please check in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please note you cannot use The Northern Highlights Pass in conjunction with any other offer.

Set in the stunning countryside of Royal Deeside, Belwade Farm is the Aberdeenshire home of World Horse Welfare. Belwade is a great place to discover the charity’s work first hand and spend a day with the family.

Belwade Farm is home to around 65 horses in need at any one time. Here they can undergo rehabilitation before finding loving new homes through World Horse Welfare’s rehoming scheme. Why not come and meet them and find out more about the work World Horse Welfare do to help the horses of today and tomorrow?

World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, A93, Aboyne AB34 5BJ

Opening Hours
The Bistro & Visitor Centre are open all year Wednesday-Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, and admission is free.

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

15% Off Horse Charity Tour with Scottish Afternoon Tea presented by World Horse Welfare

New for 2020!

Be welcomed along to Belwade Farm the Scottish home to World Horse Welfare.

You will be introduced the charity within our conference room before heading round all local areas of the farm; some of which are not accessible to the general public!

Your dedicated tour guide has a wealth of knowledge to share with you throughout the experience.

The tour will last approximately an hour and a half, you will then visit Belwade Bistro for a delicious Scottish themed afternoon tea, where you will have the opportunity to chat through the experience with other attendees and ask any further questions that you may have.

Your tour guide will cover history, our international work, our campaigns, our work right here in the UK, the role of Belwade Farm, meeting the horses and much more.

Please attend wearing suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions on the day.

For further information please give us a call on 013398 85398 or email [email protected]

Maximum booking of 20 online.  However larger groups can be accommodated by telephone booking 013398 85398.

Full Price will be £19.50 per adult, £12.50 per child (12years and under), product not suitable for children 3years and under.

Product will be available to the general public at full price.

Belwade Farm reserves the right to cancel or postpone a tour in the event of severe weather conditions or other instance that may cause safety issues.

Participants are responsible for being at the facility before the start time.  We are unable to wait for late attendees so you would need to join in at whatever stage the tour was at when you arrived.

Belwade Farm accepts bookings online.  For groups larger than 20 or for groups that have any special requirements we ask you do your booking by telephone.  

Bookings are confirmed by email at time of booking and payment.

Ticket purchases become non refundable from 14 days before date booked.  If you choose to cancel before the 14th day you will be refunded minus our administration fee.  Cancellations should be made in writing by email or letter by the person who made the booking.

Belwade Farm will provide a safety brief to all attendees before visiting the farm.  Participants must comply with safety instruction provided.

"This little house is very interesting to look round. It still has all the furniture in it from when JM Barrie lived there with his family. You can see some of his clothes and his writing desk. Outside is a little washhouse where he used to play. There is also a small garden with a sculpture of a crocodile in it."

DivaDolly, TripAdvisor Review

Covid - 19 Update

TBC for Northern Highlights Pass Holders.

Please read the NTS Guide on what to expect before you visit.