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Cambuskenneth Abbey

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Address: Cambuskenneth village | Nr Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

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Worth the trip off the main road

We have been trying to visit more local historical landmarks this year and had no idea that these ruins were here. They are maintained by the National Trust for Scotland and there... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
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Auchterarder, United Kingdom

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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Not often you can get as close as this to a Kings grave! Not very much left standing of the Abbey itself just the bell tower which is small and impressive but with not much to see, no access to upper floors, and only a very limited amount of information available about its past. What there was was interesting but... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stumbled across this little gem on a rainy weekend in November and in spite of the weather spent some time absorbing the view. Impressive. Note it's closed, at least outside of the summer season. Still worth a stop.

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We have been trying to visit more local historical landmarks this year and had no idea that these ruins were here. They are maintained by the National Trust for Scotland and there is an information board at the entrance explaining the layout and the historical significance of the abbey. The tower is in good repair and looks quite impressive. Won't... More 

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Thank LangToonTraveller
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Mostly ruins at the end of a residential street, the abbey is well-worth the visit. The signage provides details of what had gone on here.

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Thank Lindy152013
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2,470 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 625 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Mostly ruins of the Abbey, although one tower still stands and rooms are fairly decently labeled as to what they were. There's an excellent mock up of the Abbey's layout just at the gate. A peaceful wee area to visit to see a little bit of history that not everyone will have seen, particularly when the weather is nice.

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Thank KarolaRS
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This old Royal Abbey is to Stirling Castle what Holyrood is to Edinburgh Castle.It is a ruined Augustinian Abbey which fell into disuse after the Reformation yet King Edward 1 and Robert The Bruce both prayed here and the latter called the Scots Parliament here in 1326.It is the burial place of King James 111 murdered in 1488.It is a... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Found this place by accident but I'm glad I did. It's not the most impressive architectural ruins in the country but still worth a short visit and it's free!

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Thank sasalan999
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Cambuskenneth Abbey is 15 minutes from Stirling City Center. It is a quiet place to enjoy some history away from the crowds. It is free and relatively unknown in the wee village of Cambuskenneth.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We always try to find time to visit. The village is so peaceful and the abbey ruin is very much part of Scottish history.

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Thank hilsw55
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

In a residential area the abbey is a haven of peace and tranquility which is well worth a visit. The information boards are a mus read as otherwise it's difficult to envision the layout of the original buildings and how they were used. The bell tower is mostly intact, you can go inside - and you can view the graves... More 

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