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Burns Monument and Gardens

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Address: Murdoch's Lane, Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-1292-443700

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Beautifully maintained garden

A beautiful and peaceful garden next to a lovely hotel. There are plenty of benches to sit and contemplate the surroundings!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful and peaceful garden next to a lovely hotel. There are plenty of benches to sit and contemplate the surroundings!

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It should be a part of any daily tour of visiting Ayr and Alloway. It is in a walk distance from other tourist attractions in Alloway and it should not be missed. Recommend it to everyone.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Ordinary food and service at an expensive price for the quality provided. clean but crowded and noisy as is only to be expected in a tourist attraction.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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