Less than 20 years after Burns’ death, a committee of his strongest supporters were busy making plans to memorialise the man.
The result is this 70-foot high Grecian-style temple, designed by Sir Thomas Hamilton, complete with nine pillars representing muses from Greek mythology.
The monument was funded by subscriptions and finished in 1823. There is no admission fee for the monument and gardens, but we still raise funds today to help conserve this mighty memorial for everyone to enjoy.
Inside the monument there’s a three dimensional model of the many other Burns monuments across the world, showing the Bard’s global fame.
The statue house displaying especially animated sandstone likenesses of Souter Johnnie and Nance Tinnock, crafted by self-taught sculptor James Thom.
Climb up the Monument’s external staircase to take in the view and then enjoy a stroll around the landscaped gardens.