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Burns Monument

Door open days

29 September 2018 (11.00-16.00)

30 September 2018 (11.00-16.00)


This prominent monument on the slopes of Calton Hill commemorates poet Robert Burns. Monuments in this style were built in ancient Athens to celebrate the poetic arts, and was designed by Thomas Hamilton to house a statue of the bard by sculptor John Flaxman.

Key Information

Architect: Thomas Hamilton

Building Date: 1830

Year Of Young People: Young winners of the Burns primary school competition will be among those singing and reciting over the weekend.

Limited wheelchair access.

Lectures/talks, musical & poetry recitals celebrating Robert Burns.

Where to find us

  • Regent Road
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 3DG