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All reviews brig o doon burns monument small garden gardens are lovely wee shop auld kirk worth a visit gardens are well kept tam o'shanter short walk sunny day lovely place to visit lovely walk his life bridge scaffolding cottage
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank geismom
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 1 week ago

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

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susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

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

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

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

Thank Derek L
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

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

Thank Mary M
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

Reviewed 20 August 2018

The monument is currently being upgraded so be prepared for scaffolding and building work. The gardens are well kept and pretty. There are plenty of garden benches to sit and enjoy the space. Well worth a visit.

Thank Fiona S
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thank you for taking eth time to write your review, we hope to welcome you back again soon, maybe in the new year to see the fully restored Monument?

Reviewed 20 August 2018

So sad that when we went to see the monument it was completely covered up for renovation. There was not even a photo of what it would look like so we were disappointed. The gardens were green but the poor roses looked a bit bedraggled...More

Thank Gloria B
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Sorry that you were disappointed that the monument is covered but the restoration work being undertaken is major and this is a necessary part of the project, had you visited the Museum the staff would have been able to show you images, although the information...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Spent an hour or so on the way home from weekend break really good tearoom with excellent menu nice gardens and must if your a fan of rabbis good exhibition, knowledgeable staff,only downside was some of the stuff for sale admittedly a small portion could...More

Thank Les B
susan_RBBM, Visitor Services Manager at Burns Monument and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thank you for your review and glad to here you enjoyed your visit, in response to your comments about some of the souvenirs on sale in the shop, we review constantly what we sell and try to ensure we offer good quality products, supporting where...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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