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Burns Monument and Gardens

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Address: Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-1292-443700
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well worth the visit!

The monument was a lot larger than I imagined and was stunning. You can actually go inside it- so allow some extra time if this is of interest. The gardens are beautiful-take a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jan W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The monument was a lot larger than I imagined and was stunning. You can actually go inside it- so allow some extra time if this is of interest. The gardens are beautiful-take a camera for sure! Some parts of the garden were a little harder to push a wheel chair on. Brig of Doon is amazing- felt very ancient walking... More 

Thank Jan W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came across this when we visited Burn's Cottage. Immaculate gardens and interesting monument with great views from the top.

Thank mikeleeds2010
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gardens are lovely and well taken care of, and there is an adorable gift shop to visit as well. Garden is wheelchair friendly in parts, but some parts are gravel. Well worth a stroll through and walking distance from the Burns Museum!

Thank AnAmericanAbroadUK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated only a few minutes walk from Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Nice gardens but take time to climb to the top of the monument for some nice views. Alloway kirk is nearby (next to Brig o' Doon Hotel). Worth dropping in to view the stain glass windows.

Thank John G
Indialantic, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Brig O'Doon - fun experience! Need to go home and watch the movie again and also brush up on my Robert Burns! Photo buffs, make sure to get the bridge from all angles!

Thank RBD930
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking to see the Burns Memorial tower, we were pleasantly surprised by a lovely small garden surrounding it. Very nicely done, well tended and appropriately decorating this famous Scot poet's tower. And overlooking the famous Bridge of Doon.

Thank TheGardeningGolfer
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. The monument is not a great condition but the gardens are lovely. Beautifully laid out in nice surroundings. Brigadoon bridge not too far either. God views from the Burns monument

Thank EdinburghChaz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place to visit and walk around The views and trees are just amazing! Very clean and tidy and if you listen and look carefully you could spot some nice birds :-)

Thank O A
Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This is next door to the museum and well worth visiting.the gardens are beautiful and have a natural quality about them rather than artifice. It is wheelchair accessible and should you encounter a gardener they are more than happy to talk about the garden and plants.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

After being totally unimpressed by the museum, it was a pleasant surprise to find the gardens and monument looking so good. Gardens in tip top shape, monument surprisingly large! Enjoyed our picnic, highlight of visit to Robbie Burns centre (Gardens , Monument and Brig O Doon are also free to enter)

Thank davidgirling

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