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Burns Monument and Gardens

Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
+44 1292 443700
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Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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+44 1292 443700
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The monument was a bit run down, but still a lovely attraction to visit, and the view from the top is stunning where it overlooks the Brig 'o' doon bridge.

Thank Keri19830
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit, we will be starting restoration work on the Monument later this year.

Reviewed 1 week ago

often overlooked when doing the Robert Burns trail this is a hidden gem on a sunny day. it is almost an extra but is the original attraction in the area with beautifully kept gardens well worth your effort for peace and tranquillity.

Thank Ian G
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

THank you for taking the time to write your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully kept gardens ,really nice to walk round.does not have a coffee shop or rest rooms they are just round the corner on rabbie burns centre or the brig o doon hotel is near .More

Thank denisehH5126ML
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, as you pointed out the Museum café and visitor facilities are only a few moments walk away. By buying refreshments in the café you support the work of the Museum and care of the gardens as our profits go towards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The monument needs renovation despite this there is no charge to enter. We called into the gift shop it is excellent, so much better than the gift shop within the Robert Burns museum. Thistle seeds £1, Robert Burns poem illustrated in scroll form wrapped with...More

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

Thank you we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Garden Shop, this is run by our Volunteers and the profits go towards the restoration of the Monument Fund.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you purchase a ticket for the museum it allows entry to the museum , the monument and gardens , and Burns cottage . The small garden between the museum and the cottage and Brig o Doon are obviously in the vicinity and should be...More

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

Thank you for a lovely review I will pass on your comments to our Gardeners who will be delighted you enjoyed your visit. They have a couple of volunteers who assist in the Garden but we have full time team to look after this space...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Burns Monument is looking a bit sorry for itself, in need of a good makeover. There is indeed an appeal for funds to make this happen. The surrounding gardens are lovely, however, with many beds of roses and other flowers, plus pretty hedges and...More

1  Thank happy-reise
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the gardens, as you rightly pointed out the Monument is in need of restoration and we have had a relatively successful fundraising campaign to allow this to happen. We have now secure enough funds to do the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Got here late afternoon when the sun was shining over the really beautiful gardens, walked over the Brig O'Doon from where the monument could be seen in all it's beauty. The museum itself was very good with helpful guides to show us round. Most enjoyable.This...More

Thank JoyceMaria73
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope that the rest of your tour goes well. thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 28 June 2017

These gardens were the best we visited in Scotland. Beautifully maintained and so sad so few visitors took the time to visit.

Thank braithwaite12
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you, the gardening team are delighted to hear you enjoyed them!

Reviewed 27 June 2017

The monument is not in a very good condition inside but the garden is impressive and looks like it is maintained daily by someone who knows what to do and when to do thingsMore

Thank marianbucharest
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for your review, I will pass your comments to our Gardening team who work very hard to keep things beautiful. You probably noticed the information panel at the Monument explaining that it is in need of urgent repairs and restoration, we are currently...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

The museum is very informative and has a few hands on activities for children. The monument is very fitting for the Bard himself. Lovely gardens.

Thank Frances D
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back again soon.

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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
15 January 2017|
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Response from susan_RBBM | Property representative |
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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Response from guernseyjock | Reviewed this property |
sorry no.i am sure the visitors centre would have the info you need
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