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Burns Monument

Burns Monument, Alloway
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Burns Monument, Alloway

Completed in 1823, the Burns Monument in Alloway, South Ayrshire, was the first monument built to honour Scotland's National poet, Robert Burns. Created by Thomas Hamilton in a Grecian style, it has a platform half-way up which commands views over the surrounding area, including Brig o' Doon. The monument was financed through public subscription. By 1819 over £1500 had been raised, enabling work to begin a year later on the 25th January, the birthday of Robert Burns.


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