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Take a look, read the info. Explore the octagon and the historic buildings around it. Old Robbie... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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I like it and when I stand there I felt I was in Scotland again and was thinking about the... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Subic, Philippines
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The Octagon, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a look, read the info. Explore the octagon and the historic buildings around it. Old Robbie often has a seagull on his head which is quite amusing

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank barneygirl33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the few things to see in the Octagon. Statue is decently sized and there is quite a nice grassy area in the vicinity. The statue faces away from the St. Pauls Cathedral though so you need to get to the centre of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Standing at the Robert Burns Statue only then I came to know the most famous Scottish poet. This historical place enlarge my knowledge.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sy3717
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Well, it's a statue. Impressive in scale and well located, but it's just a statue. Even though he had lived in the city for 3 years, one of our party had no idea who the statue was of, or then why he was significant. Says...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Seagull_Maestro
Reviewed 12 December 2018

As far as Robbie Burns statues go this is as good as any. Right in the centre of town - would be good if they explained why it was there.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Scottyquay
Reviewed 29 November 2018

This is a wonderful statue of Robbie Burns, so lifelike and one can just imagine him sitting on the rise there in the Octagon, surveying all the wonderful view before him.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graham J
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This statue stands at the top of the Octagon and is a reminder of the Scottish heritage of Dunedin. Robert Burns' nephew was one of the founding fathers of this city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I like it and when I stand there I felt I was in Scotland again and was thinking about the beautiful country there but Scotland is far far away

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kmittag
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Poor Robert Burns has been at the bum end of seagulls for over a century. Great monument to Scottish heritage in the city, and well placed in the Octagon.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KiwiKea
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This statue is vey easy to find. It is in the middle of the Octagon. It is a nice statue and symbol of Scotland lineage of Dunedin.

Date of experience: June 2018
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