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Amazing cemetery

This is such a historical place. The cemetery has some very old graves and each contemporary of... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Bronwen L
Cape Town, South Africa
Worth the walk

On a beautiful day, it is well worth making the walk around the church to the back of the cemetery... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

This is such a historical place. The cemetery has some very old graves and each contemporary of Burns is marked with a blue plaque. The mausoleum is graceful and contains quite a moving marble of Burns and his family. Quotes from his poems also add...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bronwen L
Reviewed 16 October 2018

On a beautiful day, it is well worth making the walk around the church to the back of the cemetery to view this special memorial. Its creation shows the admiration that the community felt for Robert Burns after his death at a relatively young age.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Never thought I'd be reviewing a grave yard but this is worth a visit if in the area. We also had a really interesting tour around the inside of the church with a lovely lady telling us all about the history of the church and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Nice mausoleum , containing the resting place of both Burns and his wife Jean Armour. Pity it's not set in the best of surroundings (rather run down graveyard)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tattie_boagle
Reviewed 3 September 2018

great to see to know more about Robert burns and his family, the graveyard has many interesting gravestones also

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LeanneD673
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Although quite eerie this is a must see. The sheer size of the mausoleum shows how much it a respected man Robert Burns was. Lots of Roberts friend buried here also.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

As a fan of Robert Burns, it was quite meaningful to visit his grave. The surroundings were serene, and the cemetery included many interesting tombs.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Fran0812
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Well maintained and surrounded by the graves of many friends, relatives and associates. A quiet and atmospheric place most of the time and an interesting building architecturally. The original grave site is near by. One gripe is that the reflections off the glass behind the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is where Robert Burns' remains were moved to when it was decided that he was too important to stay buried in a grave like everyone else. I suppose you can't blame the people for wanting to show off!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

i visited the robert burns mausoleum allot because i live in dumfries and it tells you a lot about the history of robert burns.

Date of experience: August 2017
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