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Burns Monument and Gardens

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Address: Murdoch's Lone Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ, Scotland
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Lovely place and lots to do with the kids. Find the big mice and enjoys the beautiful scenery. The piper was playing and it was grand

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place and lots to do with the kids. Find the big mice and enjoys the beautiful scenery. The piper was playing and it was grand

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

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. we can't always guarantee a Piper, he would be a happy coincidence of a Wedding taking place at the adjacent Kirk, however throughout the summer it's a popular Wedding destination so we often have Brides and Pipers in the gardens. More 

Berwickshire, SCOTLAND
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48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Burns Monument and Memorial Gardens stand on a sloping site on the north bank of the beautiful River Doon. The gardens are scrupulously maintained, probably the best example that we saw on our travels in this region. A peaceful walk, steeped in history. The Monument has a strong flavour of Greek architecture and mythology with its wide columns. It... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, our gardening team take great pride in the gardens and it is lovely to have such lovely feedback. Work on restoring the Monument will gather momentum throughout the year, some minor work has been undertaken but this is more about planning the best approach and treatments, however by next summer we hope... More 

Airdrie, Scotland
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103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens in a rverside setting that is a work of art. Gardeners doing a great job and such a compliment to the Burns tower. Small gardens but just perfect.

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

THank you for such lovely comments, our Gardeners work hard and take great pride in the Gardens so such appreciation is nice to hear! More 

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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Saw the note at the Burns Museum about the monument. Fundraising for full restoration. The monument us a hidden tranquil gem. Lovely medium sized gardens to wander round. The monument is an eyeful. It was god to see it before restoration, will be stunning to go back to. Great for photos.

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

Thank you for your review, we are hoping to start restoration in the latter half of the year, samples of plaster and paint were taken a couple of weeks ago for analysis to ensure any work carried out is appropriate and that paints and colours match the original work. at present we should be able to do all the work... More 

Lampang Province, Thailand
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80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Visited this place for a coffee and stayed to have a good look round. Very interesting if you have an interest in Robert Burns and they make a good cup of coffee and some nice home baking

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Braco, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The Monument and gardens are lovely and the price includes the museum and cottage which is a short walk. The museum could be made more interesting and it would not really appeal to young children. The is a good eatery

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

Thank you for taking time to leave a review for us, I must say we are rather surprised at your comments about the museum not being of interest to children it has a number of interactive displays specially designed for children as well as some others which families can all participate in, we have also created a mouse hunt to... More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

............but not much more to say. The monument needs to renovated. Not a patch on the Mausoleum in Dumfries!!

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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 the gardens and monument. I am not sure if you visited the museum as part of your visit where you might have been made aware that we are currently fundraising to restore the monument. Work on this will start this year and will take several months and will include restoration and re-interpretation. More 

Ayr, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Have visited several times - beautiful gardens and wonderful views of the River Doon and the surrounding countryside. Really enjoyed meandering through the gardens with my friends at Burns Licht - garden pathway lit by nightlights, about every 6 ins, along both sides, in jamjars! would not have wanted the job of lighting them all!

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed Burns Alicht, we thoroughly enjoyed hosting this event, although as you pointed out there were a large number of candles to light! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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189 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a beautiful area in which to discover Robbie Burns. We visited on a day with light rain (it is Scotland), but the beauty of the gardens, the displays and the people shone through.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! thank you for leaving your review More 

Pescara, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017

An incredibly romantic place, perfect for a family walk, for reading or meditating. Absolutely recommended for those who appreciate gardening. A flourishing place to enjoy.

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

Thank you for your lovely comments, our gardening team take great pride in maintain the gardens and will be delighted to hear you enjoyed visiting them. More 

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