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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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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

A fitting tribute to the man himself. A pleasure to walk through the gardens and see the lovely array of flora and fauna. Well worth a visit. Free entrance.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

...and worth an hour or two. The Brig O'Doon (Bridge over the river Doon) is neat to put your own feet on after years of reading about it in boring English Lit courses. Seeing where Tam O'Shanter made his escape brings poetry to life and makes those boring English Lit courses worth it.. In a different location a short distance... More

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leicester
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

These gardens were beautiful. Let's ignore the three statues of little fat people and concentrate on the flowers and the view. Excellent.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited the hame and then the surrounding connected items and museum, all excellent as as NT members in England we were pleasantly surprised to find rather than pay concessionary fees it was actually free

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Brighouse
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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28 reviews 28 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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42 helpful votes 42 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
154 helpful votes 154 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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