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The Burns Monument

Waterloo Place | Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland
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A visit in the snow

I have often seen Beautiful Edinburgh photo’s of this landmark overlooking the city of... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Susan B
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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The views

What a brilliant place for a monument to such a great man, the views are phenomenal! Edinburgh has... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Russ P
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Waterloo Place | Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I have often seen Beautiful Edinburgh photo’s of this landmark overlooking the city of Edinburgh. We were visiting family at New Year 2018 and I parked to take a quick look around. There was a coach if Chinese tourists there taking selfies of themselves beside...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

What a brilliant place for a monument to such a great man, the views are phenomenal! Edinburgh has certainly done its legends justice!

Thank Russ P
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I think the reason for this monument being in Edinburgh, (see an earlier review), is because Rabbie burns spent a lot of his time in Edinburgh especially in the grass market hostelries, this monument is set in a very scenic part of the city.

Thank Michael O
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This tribute to Robert Burns is one of many around the world and clearly this one is very significant. Worth a stop by.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I think it could be very beautiful if the weather is good and if there is no building site up there. But it is THE picture of Edinburgh so maybe you should see for yourself if it is worth a look.

Thank Melanie S
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We came across this monument unexpectedly while walking along Regent Terrace.Though it is a fitting monument it is a bit out of the way and stands on it's own and you would need to search it out if you really wanted to see it. There...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

It was fascinating to learn that what we see just within the park is the housing for the statue. The statue is now in the National Portrait Gallery. The monument is a small circular temple in the Neo-Greek style. It is quite decorative and a...More

Thank permia
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

This small, circular neo-Greek style temple in honour of Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns is on Regent Road, at the foot of Carlton Hill looking out to Arthur's Seat. The building originally housed a white marble statue of the poet, that is now at the...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Came across this monument as we were walking back the alternative route to the Royla Mle. It stans out form it's surroundings and offers great views across the city.

Thank PBPG
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Pretty monument on the top of the hill and where you can get a great view. We saw it from the hop on hop off bus, great way to tour the city.

Thank Thomas V
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