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Burns Monument and Gardens

Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
+44 1292 443700
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"brig o' doon"
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"burns monument"
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"great photo opportunity"
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"gardens are lovely"
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"small garden"
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"worth the climb"
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"worth a visit"
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"short walk"
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"lovely place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have taken several friends and family members to see the Burns Monument, Gardens and Brig o Doon when they have been visiting. Well worth popping in if you are in the area to see the Burns Museum or Brig; especially if the weather is...More

Thank Emily R
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, there is also parking at the Museum and you can walk through the Museum Gardens (complete with an amazing kids play area) Our Museum Café offers a great selection of hot meals from noon and the most fantastic fresh baked...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed walking around the gardens, we happened to be there when monument was under scaffolding, however this gives a reason to return to this lovely area in Scotland. There are plenty seats around the gardens for visitors to enjoy the flowers / shruberry...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you - we hope to reopen the Monument towards the end of the year but will include a formal re-opening as part of our celebration of Burns in January. it's a huge project costing almost £500000 but will mean that the Monument is restored...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really came here to see the Burns Monument. Turns out it's currently being refurbished. The monument is currently surrounded by scaffolding and fenced off to the public. The gardens are nice, but that's not what I wanted to see. This place is right next...More

Thank macedonboy
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry to hear you were disappointed by your visit to the Monument Gardens and not being able to visit the Monument. The Monument will be closed for most of this year however this is a really and much needed important restoration project which has been...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We appreciated the attractive gardens and a small but very nice play area. The monument was surrounded by scaffolding at the time of our visit. We found the museum to be very dark and the content a little dull although there are a few interactive...More

Thank Adam B
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your review, sorry that you did not find the Museum content more engaging but it's good to know your 8 year old enjoyed our interactive. it is worth noting that we have Highlight Tours of the Museum and Cottage at weekends which...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

A wonderful quiet walk around these magnificent gardens helps put life into perspective. The gardeners are doing a great job keeping this site so attractive. Nothing spectacular, everything is simple, clean and tidy. Well worth a visit.More

Thank tartnjohn
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you , I will let our gardening team know that you enjoyed your visit. For anyone thinking of coming soon it is worth noting that work has begun on the restoration of the Monument and there will be minor disruptions to the garden entrance...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Worth a visit for anyone interested in Robert Burns. Has a good cafe and a lovely children's play area.

Thank airmanPrestwick
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susan_RBBM, Visitopr Services manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and the Scots Wa-Hey Adventure Play which we have themed around Alloway and the influences on Burns

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

National Trust property and worth visiting if your a member or not. Lovely walk to get to Cottage, Museum and Gardens all within 15 minutes walk of each other.

Thank Elizabeth M
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you for your review, we hope you managed to take in the Brig O' Doon and the Auld Kirk Yard as well?

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Beautiful views of the River Doon from the Brig O Doon, sensibly shoes required as steep and uneven, but worth it.More

Thank diannesellick
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susan_RBBM, other at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thank you for leaving a review, the Monument Garden forms part of the wider site looked after by the Museum / National Trust for Scotland. The Monument is currently undergoing refurbishment and restoration so access will be limited for 2018, however from the gardens you...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Our stop here was not intended. We were getting to know the area while on holiday and saw the signs and stopped. Glad we did. The overall area is quite lovely with the Garden's the highlight. Be sure to go across the street to the...More

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susan_RBBM, other at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit, it's lovely to hear we were an unexpected pleasure, not sure if you managed to visit the Museum and cottage site as well but if not we hope you manage to fit...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The gardens offer a pleasant walk from the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum to the auld Brig o'Doon - the setting of the climax of Burn's narrative poem Tam o'Shanter. The shrubs and flowers are well kept - the roses are a particularly lovely feature inn...More

Thank Norma C
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

thank you for your review, I will pass on your comments to our Gardening team who will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Renovation work has started on the Monument after a massive fundraising campaign, this means that the Monument will be...More

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Keri19830
3 August 2017|
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Response from susan_RBBM | Property representative |
The Monument is important architecturally. Built in 1823 it was designed by Thomas Hamilton who also designed the Royal High School on Edinburgh's Carlton Hill. There is a viewing platform from which you can observe the... More
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Suzhanna R
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Hello Assistance Dogs are welcome throughout the site, All Dogs are welcome in the Museum and Cottage Gardens if kept on a lead, we have tables and chairs outside at the museum café so you can still enjoy coffee or a meal... More
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sorry no.i am sure the visitors centre would have the info you need
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