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All reviews brig o doon burns monument small garden gardens are lovely gardens are well kept auld kirk worth a visit short walk sunny day lovely place to visit lovely walk scones gift shop bridge cottage statues tam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting Burns Cottage, we came down to have a walk around the gardens and the graveyard opposite. Impressive monument and a walk over the bridge featured in the poem "Tam O'Shanter".More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RosieL206
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to review your visit, we are glad you enjoyed the gardens and graveyard and what you could see of the Monument which is still undergoing restoration. The restoration project is almost complete and the monument will be fully accessible in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is decades since I visited Ayr and tributes to Burns have expanded.This outstanding museum displays many artefacts belonging to the poet.I also liked the fact that there are several fun interactive exhibits designed to involve children.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MERMAID6
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, we are delighted to hear we exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 21 October 2018

We expected to be fascinated by al thing Robert Burns and we were. However, the beauty surrounding the monument and gardens was breathtaking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank clhh
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you, we hope you will come back and visit the Monument when it restoration is complete as it is also a very beautiful building!

Reviewed 18 October 2018

We enjoyed our walk through the Poet's Garden, which features symbols from Burns' Tam O'Shanter. They were quite entertaining to view, and with the leaves just beginning to turn into brilliant fall colors, the walk was definitely memorable. The gardens were quite lovely, as was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank geismom
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for your review, the Monument restoration project is well underway but is huge project which has resulted in the Monument being covered to protect the work being undertaken and closed to the Public due to the scale of the undertaking. This will however...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

My mum is from Ayr so had been here a number of times many years ago as a child, and it was great to be able to return after so many years. And it was much as I'd remembered! A special place for our family...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for a lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Brig and the Monument Gardens, we hoped you managed to visit the Auld Kirk and the Birthplace Cottage as well, if not please come back and visit again soon,

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Had a great visit here today 26/9/18, lovely gardens. Unfortunately the monument is covered due to restoration work but the scenery is well worth the trip

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mandy Chapman S
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you , we hope you will be able to come back and visit us next year when the Monument restoration project will be complete

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Firstly we visited the museum and enhanced our knowledge of Burns and his life. We then decided to treat ourselves to coffee and some delicious scones. Then a walk in the sunshine through the gardens to the monument which was currently being renovated. On to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank blueboy16
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, it is lovely to hear that you enjoyed walking through the site and managed to visit the Brig and the Monument Gardens as well as the Museum and Cottage. We hope you managed to take...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Although the monument is fully covered for renovations, it did not dampen our enthusiasm on a wonderfully warm autumn day! The area is gorgeous, the kirk, brig, church and museum are all in close proximity, the cottage is but a short walk away. The monument...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank derekl776
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you You don't mention the Statute House in the garden in your review, we hope you had time to visit that too but if not it is something for your next visit. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This was a bit of a waste of time. The gardens are fine but the monument is shrouded in scaffolding so nothing to see. Brig o Doon is a lovely old brig and its great to tie it in with Tam o Shanter but it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brian B
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

We are sorry that you were disappointed by the gardens which are part of our wider sight attached to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. The Monument is shrouded in scaffolding as it is undergoing major restoration work all of which is explained on the fencing around...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Museum and homestead are well presented and provide and informative glimpse into the talent and times of Robert Burns. The gardens are lovely and intriguing although it was raining heavily the day we were there so we didn't see as much of them as we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank marymE2513CO
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

thank you fro a lovely review, we can't control the weather but hopefully it gives you excuse to visit us again in the hope of better weather. The Monument which is undergoing restoration shouls be reopen early next year, so another reason to visit us...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
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
24 January 2016|
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sorry no.i am sure the visitors centre would have the info you need
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