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Glenluce Abbey

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Beautiful and peaceful site

We were in the area and, being Historic Scotland members, decided to visit the abbey... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
scusi14
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This is an interesting place to go and see although when i went it was closed and i could not get... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
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Founded in 1192 by Roland, Earl of Galloway the magnificent ruins of this Cistercian Abbey are some of the best preserved in Scotland. A fantastic example of a well-preserved fragment of 13th century Cistercian church architecture, Glenluce Abbey...more
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We were in the area and, being Historic Scotland members, decided to visit the abbey. Disappointingly, we had arrived on a day when the chapterhouse was closed but, having debated whether to proceed with what is essentially a ruin, we decided to plough on. Glad...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Visited this gem last summer. A beautiful and elegant ruin with an amazing history linked to the Whithorn pilgrimage

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

A very quiet and peaceful location. The abbey ruins are interesting to walk around and the grounds are very well kept. Dogs on lead welcome as at most Historic Scotland sites.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

I was travelling from Carlisle to Northern Ireland and was a little early for the ferry. I stopped off here for an hour and found the ruins to be in a well preserved state and had the whole place to myself! The information signs are...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place to wander around. Good parking, very scenic area. Some interesting parts of architecture still remains including a couple of piscinas and archways.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Great place for another history lesson about the fall of monasteries. Not as impressive as some other abbeys but still worth visiting. It isn't open every day so please check the opening times. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Quite interesting display inside the centre. It...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely wander around a beautiful piece of history. Information provided about the history of the abbey.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We are always impressed with the ruins of the early churches and of the home quarters of the early Christians, and are so very thankful that Historic Scotland has made it a mission to try to preserve what's left of them.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is an interesting place to go and see although when i went it was closed and i could not get inside.

Thank AndrewC4519
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Free parking or not, I simply find it hard to get my head around why you would want to come and visit,what is, in effect a ruin.

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