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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit combined with Burns cottage and museum But also a stand alone experience if weather is good

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

Thank you, the autumn colours in the garden are rather beautiful just now even though the weather has been a little dull, hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit if the weather is kind. Has some stunning views. Very pleasant pub nearby for a morning coffee or something stronger. The site also has a cafe with a wide variety of choice. The obligatory gift shops etc and some pleasant Gardens...More

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

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

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Not a lot to be said about this, except that the gardens are very well maintained and that they surround the Burns monument.

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

Thank you for leaving a review, we hope you managed to vist the other parts of the site including the Sculptures on the Poets Path, the Auld Kirk Yard and of course the Museum and Birthplace Cottage?

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Part of the Burns Heritage Trail - including his birth place (Burns Cottage) and the brand new Heritage Museum - all within the charming and picturesque village of ALLOWAY - 2 miles from AYR. Conducted Tours available (charge) Within the Heritage Museum, there is a...More

Thank Westbury12
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review For anyone reading this review, our Volunteer Guides provide free 1/2 hour Museum Highlights and Cottage tours on the weekends only, please enquire about availability and times when purchasing tickets/ validating your membership card. We can provide more personalised and...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

Although I accept Robert Burns, in my older age; as a poet of note, when I was young I was obfuscated and annoyed, frustrated, with Robert Burns. I found his poetry hard to understand and follow. I found myself, with no love for the poet,...More

Thank Raymond W
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for writing such a lovely review, often people comment that although they don't immediately understand all of his works, with further reading and reflection they gain an understanding and appreciation. Hope to see you back for a visit soon!

Reviewed 24 September 2017

we only spent a short time walking through these gardens, as it was late on in the day, but it was a very pleasant place to stroll through, and led to the bridge in Tam O'Shanter.

Thank Janet H
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for leaving your review, we hope you will be able to come back and spend longer next time, there is still the Auld Kirk, Museum and birthplace Cottage for you to visit

Reviewed 24 September 2017

All things Burns here nice shop stocked with both Burns and Scottish memorabilia excellent history of Burns and a very pleasant self service coffee shop providing a good selection of local produce.A must visit venue for Burns lovers.

Thank alexbB5108HO
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, thank you for leaving such a lovely review and we hope to see you back again soon

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Although a very wet day our friends we were visiting took us on a tour in Ayr to see things associated with the Poet Robert Burns. Lovely village and interesting to visit the Monument and amazing gardens. Well worth a visit try to pick a...More

Thank Cols6
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, we hope you managed to spend some time in the Cottage and Museum as well and hope to see you back on a sunny day to enjoy the full beauty of the Monument Gardens.

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Visited gardens while at the Burns museum. Helps to add more insight into the man. Well laid out gardens and glad to see they're soon going to be restoring the monument.

Thank johnkfenwick
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit, thank you for leaving your review

Reviewed 31 August 2017

A good exhibition of Robert Burns life, work and times. Accessible parking, close to the Burns Monument, Burns cottage, Alloway church, Brig O'Doon. All these within a short walk that does make an enjoyable and informative visit.

Thank stevebutler53
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you for your review, good to hear you had an enjoyable visit and hope to see you back 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
14 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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sorry no.i am sure the visitors centre would have the info you need
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