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Burns Monument

28 September 2019 (10:00 - 16:00)

29 September 2019 (10:00 - 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. Burns? poetry and song will be performed by members and friends of Edinburgh and District Burns Clubs. The Burns Poetry garden around the monument contains flowers mentioned in his poetry.



Key Information

Architect: Thomas Hamilton

Building Date: 1830

Music and poetry recitals celebrating the work of Robert Burns, hosted by the Edinburgh and District Burns Association.


  • Regent Road
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 3DG