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Address: Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1292 443700
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$348.67*
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3-Day Isle of Arran Tour from Glasgow Including Robert Burns Country
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Poetry comes to life

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 

Kilwinning, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Don't miss the monument, walk to the top to get the most out of the view. Gardens are beautifully kept with a small shop.

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

Thank you for your lovely comments, the view from the Monument is wonderful. We are currently fund-raising to restore it to his glory and are hopeful this work will begin next spring. Did you see the rose plaques in the garden which represent some of our very generous benefactors, we think they are a lovely addition to the gardens. More 

Riverside, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Beautiful, peaceful garden. My friend and I got there first thing in the morning when no one else was around. Roses, Fuschia's, hydrangea, and a monkey puzzle tree are just some of the highlights. The view from the tower is worth the climb.

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

Thank you for taking time to review your visit. For anyone reading this please note the monument upper level has had to be closed as the flooring is unsafe, this will be repaired as part of the Monument renovations in the spring, we are delighted to have nearly reached our fundraising target for repairs but will happily accept further donations! More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Went here with our two dogs to see and have a walk through the gardens. Really lovely gardens well maintained. Went up the monument which was a little difficult with dogs. Then went on brig o' doon which is a beautiful bridge and really worth going on!

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