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Burns Monument and Gardens

Address: Murdoch's Lane, Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-1292-443700
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Lovely walk through beautiful gardens and plenty of seating for meditation! It was a lovely sunny day so we hit at the right time. This also is within walking distance of Burns Cottage and Museum.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
18 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A number of artifacts about Robert Burns but it was a bit boring if you didn't know the man. The cottage where he was born seemed a bit soulless. Alright if you are NT member, otherwise a bit expensive to take guests.

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Wigtown, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great staff, super food, good toilets, great location near to all Burns related sites. Didn't visit museum but of you're into Burns sure it must be worth checking out.

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Edmonds, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you are a Robert Burns fan, this is a must see. If not, you will still enjoy your visit. Be sure to NOT miss the gardens, monument and the Brig o' Doon Bridge. They are all worth the walk.

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Pamplona, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I didn´t know about Burns before our visit and I could get a complete idea about his life and works in the place. It is comfortable, spacious, very tidy and the gardens were very interesting to walk through, with drawings, paintings, sculptures and glasses showing nice sentences from a poet who loved women

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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469 reviews 469 reviews
162 attraction reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The gardens are really pleasant for a stroll through and it is interesting to see the monument. It's worth going down to the river for a look at the Brig o' Doon.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The gardens were still blooming in October. So nice to see rose bushes and other gorgeous blooms at this time of the year. I kinda felt like I was in church. It was time to take in a deep breath and relax.

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Bonnyrigg Scotland
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193 reviews 193 reviews
47 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It will be a shame to miss out on a visit to the monument and the gardens as part of the whole "Burns" experience. You can also take in a walk over the Brig "o" Doon and see where "Maggie" lost her tail!

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Glasgow
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84 reviews 84 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Spent a good few hours admiring the wonderful gardens and scenery.. Another great sunny day. Used to come here with my Parents as a Child now I bring my Daughter.. Very peaceful...

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Visitors should park in the Burns Museum car park and can have a snack or meal, have a look round the shop, or pay to go round the museum, before a walk round their gardens. A rear gate give access to a short path which leads to the Burns Monument gardens, which are kept lovely all year round (we walk... More 

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