Burns Monument

Burns Monument, Alloway
©2022 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.

Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better