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About Burns Monument
The Burns Monument Centre is a shared venue among East Ayrshire Leisure, East Ayrshire Council and Ayrshire Archives. The local and family history collections at the Centre are cared for by East Ayrshire Leisure. The collection includes items such as newspapers, maps, historic photographs, books and many other local and family history resources.
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0.08km from Burns Monument
A beautiful 30 acres of land in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland. It features a miniature golf course, a few drinking fountains, pubs, boating in the pond and a band stand on the site, but now only a single non-functional fountain remains. The Kilmarnock-Dumfries railway line passes the park, near the top entrance to the park near the new Burns Monument Centre, there is a Corinthian column, erected in memory of a group of Parliamentary reformers who protested here in 1816.
0.5km from Burns Monument
A majestic 4 star attraction, which houses the largest museum and gallery spaces in Ayrshire and East Ayrshire’s central library. It has been described by the Glasgow Herald as ‘Scotland’s finest municipal gallery’ through hosting an ambitious range of temporary exhibitions and is regularly the only Scottish venue for significant shows.
New Laigh Kirk
0.61km from Burns Monument
The Laigh Kirk is a church in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland. This church is historically old, but modern and vigorous in work and witness. Body of the church by Robert Johnstone 1802. Enlarged 1831 with later 19th-century session room. Major refurbishment 1996 by W I Munro Architects, winning 1997 Civic Trust Award for part of town-centre regeneration. Interesting monuments and stained glass. Covenanters’ graves in adjacent kirkyard. Close to bus and rail stations.
1.13km from Burns Monument
New Farm Loch was situated in a low-lying area between the farms of Holehouse and New Farm in the Parish of Kilmarnock, New Farm Loch, East Ayrshire in Scotland. The loch was mostly artificial, having been developed as a curling pond, fed by the Hillhouse Burn through seasonal flooding. The loch was drained via Holehouse Farm Burn. One of the beautiful location for an outing and also a place to chill with your family.
2.62km from Burns Monument
This is the Ayrshire’s second largest river rises above Loudoun Hill on the boundary of East Ayrshire and Lanarkshire. It shares an extensive estuary with the River Garnock. This is the only significant estuary in Ayrshire, providing excellent bird habitat.
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East Ayrshire Council
East Ayrshire is one of the 32 unitary council areas into which Scotland has been divided since 1996. It covers a large area that extends from Kilmarnock, Stewarton, Newmilns and Darvel in the north to Loch Doon and the edge of the Galloway Forest Park in the south.