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Burns Monument and Gardens

Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
+44 1292 443700
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  • Average7%
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Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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+44 1292 443700
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"brig o doon"
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"burns monument"
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"small garden"
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"gardens are lovely"
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"worth the climb"
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"worth a visit"
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"auld kirk"
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"tam o'shanter"
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"short walk"
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"sunny day"
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"lovely place to visit"
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"gift shop"
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"lovely walk"
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"bridge"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful spots in Ayrshire. Well worth the visit to the Brig-O-Doon and don't forget to take your camera. Also take a photo from the "new" Brig-O-Doon adjacent to the Brig-O-Doon Hotel... It's a keeper! Stop into the hotel and have a...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, given the great praise that you have given the gardens and the Brig, I am sure that you meant to award more than one "star" to review. As the gardens are free to enter you can help support the work...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a good selection of things to see re Burns in Alloway, and whereas you have to pay to visit the museum and cottage (well worth it), you can see the lovely gardens, Brig o’ Doon, Auld Alloway Kirk, and the monument free of...More

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your review. The Monument is undergoing extensive renovation which has been enabled by the valiant fundraising efforts of The Museum Friends and through funding by the NTS, this will see the Monument restored to her former glory and preserved for future...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the long summer evenings, the park closes at 5. It would be a lovely place to sit and contemplate on a fine summers day.More

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

Thank you for your review, unfortunately we cannot leave the site open overnight and I am sure you can appreciate that our staff need some down time too, so for practical reasons the gardens which are free to enter during the day are closed at...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

You should take a walk for yourself, stunning gardens so well tended for. Lovely coffee shop to sit and have a coffee and admire.More

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susan_RBBM, vVsitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for leaving your review and we are glad that your enjoyed your coffee. For other visitors planning to come it, it might be interesting to know that the children's play area in the Museum garden is open from 10-5.30pm and dogs are very...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

These gardens are a hidden gem so anyone visiting the nearby Robert Burns Birthplace Museum or Cottage should make a point of visiting the monument and beautiful gardens there is also a small garden shop next to the monument which has a great selection of...More

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susan_RBBM, vVsitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Glad you came across the monument garden and enjoyed your visit, we hope you also discovered the small Statue House within the gardens which although not on the scale of the monument is a little Gem showing some of the characters from Tam o' Shanter,...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Lovely scenery when taken in context of Burns sightseeing tour. Go over the bridge and stand on the key-stane. Walk to the monument then go to Alloway Auld Kirk where it all took place. Go to Rozelle Art Gallery afterwards for amazing paintings of the...More

Thank Scotgill
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for your review and excellent advice to take in the Goudie Collection at Rozelle which give great context to the poem We hope you also managed to visit the Museum which has some beautiful wood carvings by Thomas Hall Tweedy c1860 depicting scenes...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately the monument is being refurbished at the moment so is shrouded in plastic and scaffolding. I am sure that it will look marvellous when the work is complete. The gardens, however, are still worth a visit and look lovely at the moment.More

Thank Sue H
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for your review, the Monument as you stated is being restored, this is a major project which will last until the end of the year and will guarantee the future of the Monument, restoring her to her former glory. as work progress where...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

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 18 June 2018

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 1 June 2018 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 1 June 2018

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 27 May 2018

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 29 May 2018

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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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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ANGELA D
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sorry no.i am sure the visitors centre would have the info you need
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