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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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Great for photographs.

At the present time, a handful of volunteers are trying to raise cash for vital work on the monument. There are lots of crafts , most made locally and plants to buy, all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Hamilton, Scotland
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Hamilton, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

At the present time, a handful of volunteers are trying to raise cash for vital work on the monument. There are lots of crafts , most made locally and plants to buy, all reasonably priced. Well worth a visit, the gardens are a photographer's paradise !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

a very beautiful garden and if possible please make the effort to climb to the top of the monument.the flowers are gorgeous and well worth a visiit

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great to wander round here, lovely monument and fabulous gardens. We spent over an hour poking around.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I t was a gorgeous day and the gardens are lovely for a tranquil stroll. There is a buggy ride for those who need it.

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Oxford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Although the monument itself needs extensive maintenance, the surrounding gardens are magical! if you visit in the summer you will love the roses - colour and aroma are fantastic. Don't miss going to the Brig o' Doon (nearby bridge over the river Doon) for a photo of the monument and the gardens

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place was so nice. Well maintained gardens. The Brig O Doon Bridge was very popular. Great photo opportunity. Climb to the top of the monument for more photo's.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Monument is a fitting tribute on a beautiful location with lovely gardens and vista over the 'Brig O Doon'. Go to the brig to admire the reverse view toward the monument and adjacent gardens.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

One of the little known things about the west coast and Ayr is the effect of the Gulf Stream making everything temporate. Hence the gardens are lush and worth any garners inspection. The monument is quietly situated in the park and one can not visualize the thousands upon thousands that came to see its opening. Burns was the rock star... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Worth a visit for a bit of piece and quiet. Visited after the lovely church and before taking a walk over 'The Bridge of Doon'

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I was a bit sad as I went round the monument - while the gardens are lovely, the monument itself is in a sorry state of repairs and in need of some TLC. I don't understand why it has been left to get this way by the powers that be when many other important monuments are well maintained and looked... More 

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