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Burns Monument and Gardens

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Address: Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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View is worth the climb!

Have visited several times - beautiful gardens and wonderful views of the River Doon and the surrounding countryside. Really enjoyed meandering through the gardens with my friends... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Paula D
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have visited several times - beautiful gardens and wonderful views of the River Doon and the surrounding countryside. Really enjoyed meandering through the gardens with my friends at Burns Licht - garden pathway lit by nightlights, about every 6 ins, along both sides, in jamjars! would not have wanted the job of lighting them all!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

This is a beautiful area in which to discover Robbie Burns. We visited on a day with light rain (it is Scotland), but the beauty of the gardens, the displays and the people shone through.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! thank you for leaving your review More 

Pescara, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

An incredibly romantic place, perfect for a family walk, for reading or meditating. Absolutely recommended for those who appreciate gardening. A flourishing place to enjoy.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, our gardening team take great pride in maintain the gardens and will be delighted to hear you enjoyed visiting them. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Had a lovely day out to see the gardens and Brig O Doon The gardens are well kept and gave us plenty photographic opportunities, and as there is no entrance fee (for the gardens) they are a definite place to visit. WE will be returning to enable us to visit the museum as well as Burns cottage, and of course... More 

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review, we look forward to seeing you soon and this cold weather the museum is definitely the place to be- warm and cosy and plenty to read and do. our scones are indeed worth trying, baked fresh daily by Rebecca and Audrey, my personal favourite is the "Clottie", Rebeccais currently developing a "Christmas" scone so... More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

If you are in Ayr Burns Monument and gardens Is worth a visit All the information Provided is very interesting and the Gardens are well kept was there on Tues 15/11 And thoroughly enjoyed it

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our gardens, even in this frosty weather we think thay are still rather beautiful and the view from the monument is lovely whatever the season! More 

Concord, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The lush gardens surround the ancient memorial to Robert Burns and give a splendid view overlooking the old Brig O'Doon, over which Tam O'Shanter fled on his mare. The tree species are delightful (I love the Monkey Puzzles) and the gardens are incredibly well tended. Take the time to walk up the street to Burn's Cottage or down the street... More 

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our gardens, we are so glad you enjoyed our visit ad look forward to seeing you again soon More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Alloway is full of Burns history, everywhere you turn there is something else related to the great man himself. The monument is stunning and the gardens are also stunning,

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you. Thanks to very generous donations and an fabulous fundraising campaign by we start a project next spring to restore the Monument, this will take several months but should secure the building for the future! More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

After visiting the Museum and Burns Cottage, the road train driver recommended that we visit the nearby gardens, and we're very glad that we acted on his suggestion. The gardens are beautifully laid out and very well maintained. Our visit there coincided with the first few days of autumn and so the colours in the garden were fantastic, in particular... More 

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you The Garden Shop has now closed for the winter but our Volunteers who man it are now busy preparing to sell beautiful Christmas Wreaths and trees during December. The Garden Shop is part of the amazing fund raising effort they make to help maintain the Museum and the wider site. More 

Rossendale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

On a peaceful afternoon why not stroll through the well maintained gardens and soak in the views from the top off the monument then go to the museum then the cottage then finish off with a pleasant meal at the Brig O Doon Hotel.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this review

Don't forget to visit the actual Brig it's a lovely place for photos as well as being where Meg lost her tail! Our museum café if open from 10-4.30 and serves hot food between 12-2 More 

Kelso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

The cottage monument and museum are excellent and very good value. The Museum especially has excellent interpretation of Burns and his works.

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review More 

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