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Burns Monument and Garden

Murdoch's Lone, Alloway, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 4PQ

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Ayr.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Ayr.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Robert Burns Museum.
    • The car park is located off Murdoch's Lane.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 240cm x 650cm (7ft 10in x 21ft 4in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Auld Nick's View, opposite the church.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There may be some space to park adjacent to the Brig o Doon House Hotel to visit the Brig o Doon more easily.

Access Point (Main Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the front of the gardens, off the B7024.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 85cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Path)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on the path from the museum, in the church car park.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 90cm.

Access Point (Brig o' Doon)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located opposite the Brig o' Doon.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 90cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the gate.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • The main access point and road beside the Brig o' Doon House Hotel can be used to bypass these steps.
    • There may also be parking spaces on this road to make getting to the bridge easier.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Outside Access (Statue Room Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Outside Access (Monument)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the monument.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 6 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access throughout the statue room.
    • There are steps to the upper level of the monument.

Level Change (Monument)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading up to the monument upper level.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).

Level Change (Brig o' Doon)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The bridge over the River Doon is located in the street adjacent to the memorial gardens.
    • There is a cobbled surface throughout so assistance may be required.
    • There are views to the bridge and river from the gardens, adjacent hotel and nearby streets or main road bridge.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.