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Burns Monument and Gardens

Murdoch's Lane, Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
44-1292-443700
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Monuments/ Statues
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Brighouse
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were looking for the Tam O'Shanter attraction when we found this near Ayr. Right next door is the Hotel the Brig O Doon, where you can have a meal or just coffee and cake. We had coffees and a dish of their home made chocolates. Very nice. After that we enjoyed the gardens and the bridge of the Brig... More

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Bedford
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lovely gardens and access to the Burns monument. Also gives you access to the Brig O Doon and some great photo opportunities. There is a nice hotel with coffee shop and ice cream parlour next door. The burns family cemetery is also across the street.

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Eutin, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was okay. Of course, there a better places. But if you are there you should have a go for it. And don´t forget Alloway Church!

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We moved to Ayr in 2013 and this is one of our places.The garden and monument are fab and the setting special.

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Sawtell, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Very clean and well maintained, enough garbage bins for rubbish also. Gardens were in bloom and the birds were not annoying whilst having our picnic.

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Surrey
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43 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is not obvious from the visitor guides, but it is only the museum and Robbie Burns birthplace that require admission charges. The gardens and monument are small, but pleasant to walk around and the Brig O'Doon has a nice view of the river.

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Inverness
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lovely spot when all the flowers are in bloom! Full of red roses as in Burns's song 'My Love is like a Red Red Rose'

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Loved the peaceful atmosphere in the gardens and the views of are stunning, you can access Brig O Doon from here as well and spend time wandering among the flowers.You can also access the museum through a walkway

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Halifax, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The roses were just right and the gardens lovely. Burns would be amazed at this wonderful memorial to him .

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Derbyshire, UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Lovely gardens in a picturesque setting - definitely recommended for a pleasant stroll. Well tended and very pretty.

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