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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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Lovely Setting

Visited the Burns monument during a trip to the Burns Museum. Set in lovely landscaped gardens and close to the Brig a Doon hotel and bridge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Steve B
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Burns monument during a trip to the Burns Museum. Set in lovely landscaped gardens and close to the Brig a Doon hotel and bridge.

Thank Steve B
Westfield, Massachusetts
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147 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well kept park. Lots of nice trees and flowers to take pictures of. It has walkways and bridges that make it a easy place to walk.

Thank Mahlon C
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The monument is itself a beautiful memorial to Burns and the views from the upper walkway are most attractive. The gardens are immaculate. Worth the wee detour before crossing the historic Brig o' Doon.

Thank Kirkcaldylad
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

You can access the gardens and Monument from the Burns Birthplace Museum but it is not well signposted. The gardens are well maintained and tended for. Volunteers tend the wee shop and sell plants and seeds, oh, the Blackberry and Apple home made jam is excellent. It is not altogether accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs but can access most of... More 

Thank Westcoastcol
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Gardens were very pretty, but pity you can't access the actual monument. the picture shown is actually the Brig of Doon gardens, beside the river.

Thank Gordon H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I had only previously seen this monument from the main road. On this occasion I skipped the visit to the cottage and went to the monument. Despite its neglected state inside it is worth seeing if only to admire the gardens and the view of the Auld Brig which you can walk over on leaving the monument. There is a... More 

Thank desbroom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Gardens really nice, but the monument (although nice from the outside) is in a poor state internally with requests for visitors to help fund it's restoration - which we found disturbing that Tourism Scotland cannot/would not maintain such a treasure

Thank Retiredtraveller-365
Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The Monument is in dire need of renovation. It is the centrepiece dominating very pleasant, well-tended gardens and deserves to be saved. Volunteers are trying to collect money for it. The garden is relatively small but, with its view if the old Brig o' Doon, it is well worth a visit.

Thank SproggyUK
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is a lovely place to visit, there are lovely gardens and a climb up the tower gets you a good view of the surroundings. also close to the gardens is the Brig O Doon with wonderful photo chances of the river and surrounding area.

Thank Brian R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Still needs some TLC maintainance here and cleaning there but should not be missed. Several Kodak moments and a good view down to the bridge.

Thank f2s

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