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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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Monument, Brig o' Doon and gardens

I liked the theatre provided by this huge monument and the surrounding gardens. the Brig is a short walk and offers a bridge over a very pretty river. The gardens are lovely - but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I liked the theatre provided by this huge monument and the surrounding gardens. the Brig is a short walk and offers a bridge over a very pretty river. The gardens are lovely - but it was raining heavily while we were there so we didn't see them at their best.

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Doncaster U.K
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A lovely old Monument well worth a visit as the gardens are beautiful! All within easy walking distance of other local attractions.

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

They are in the process of doing up the monument which should look stunning once fully restored. There is a cute shop in the gardens where visitors can purchase goods to aid the restoration.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Having driven past the monument earlier on, I decided to go back to visit. The gardens are lovely and will be stunning once the flowers are in full bloom. Well worth a visit.

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Livingston Manor, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The museum is in two portions, a 10 minute walk apart. Burns birthplace is the actual house, with many original artifacts. There are some multimedia displays and docents in period costumes who offer explanations and background. The other area includes the museum, with extensive, modern displays on Burns' life and work. The gardens outside are pleasant, and there's an observation... More 

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NB, Canada
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178 reviews 178 reviews
54 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a well-run National Trust location with lovely gardens, a fine gift store and book store, and a wonderful cafeteria. It's only a few minutes' drive from Ayr and well worth a visit for a pleasant afternoon--whether you are a Burns fan or not.

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Edinburgh
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It wasn't a very nice day, cold and wet, when we visited but the gardens would be lovely to sit in on a warm sunny day.

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

You have to visit this place after visiting the museum, it compliments the museum visit. Great place and location. Not sure the kids like it, especially young ones.

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Portsmouth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Gorgeous setting even on a miserable day, Very well kept, interesting things and information to look at. Would definitely recommend a visit

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Maybole, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The setting is wonderful looking down on the brig o soon bridge this is a small garden well a visit when going to the other burns attractions

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