The Burns Monument

Technically not on Calton Hill, but just below.

Robert Burns Monument

Robert Burns Monument

Robert Burns Monument

Robert Burns Monument

The Burns Monument
Built: 1831-39

This building commemorates Scotland’s National Poet Robert Burns (1759-96), and its modelled on the ancient Choragic Monument on Lysicrates in Athens.  A Key feature is the tripod on top of the monument, awarded as a prize for dramatic performances

 

 

 

Robert Burns Monument

Robert Burns Monument

The pedestal states: ROBERT BURNS, BORN NEAR AYR, 25th January, 1759 DIED AT DUMFRIES, 21st July, 1796

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