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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
Visited on a drizzly Sept afternoon, had the whole place to ourselves. Unfortunately the museum and Chapter House were closed due to staffing issues, a real shame. On the plus side, it was free to enter rather than £5 each. Our 4-legged friend enjoyed exploring...More
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
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
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
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.