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Crossraguel Abbey

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:30
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The beginnings of Great day

We planned a visit to the site as it is part of my family history. The local driver was not... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Lincoln, Nebraska
Glad we stopped

We've driven past the abbey so many times but decided to stop this time as we had plenty of time... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Jane A
Mallow, Ireland
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Founded in the early 13th century by the Earl of Carrick, the remains Crossraguel Abbey sit just a few miles south of Ayr on Scotland’s west coast. Although a ruin, the Crossraguel Abbey is still complete with the original monks’ church, their...more
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A77, Maybole KA19 5HQ, Scotland
+44 1655 883113
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Reviewed 22 May 2008

I'm sure most people whizz past Crossraguel Abbey on the A77 without so much as a backward glance. I've done it myself, but I'm so glad that just the once I did stop the car, family in tow, and pay the entrance fee at the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little abbey but super adorable if you ever in Scotland and have time have a quick stop. From April to September is open daily from 9.30 to 5.30pm but the is close there remains months.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

We planned a visit to the site as it is part of my family history. The local driver was not optimistic we would experience much. We were all pleasantly surprised to find the detail and the history of this Abbey site. There was scaffolding present...More

1  Thank richardrmcelvain
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We've driven past the abbey so many times but decided to stop this time as we had plenty of time. Unfortunately our visit coincided with rain but we still enjoyed the visit. There is a surprising amount left standing, but perhaps not so surprising when...More

2  Thank Jane A
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Driving along the A77 from Maybole, first glimpses of the Abbey are misleading, as they suggest that there is little still standing. In actual fact, the ruins are rather impressive and, along with the excellent information boards, provide a good glimpse of how the Abbey...More

5  Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This place is a ruin. It has some indoor rooms that gives you a sense of its use in its time. A beautifully well kept ruin that I regularly visit. It is historic scotland site that has picnic tables and toilets

1  Thank ffs148
Reviewed 2 July 2018

So much more to see than I expected. A beautifully preserved site with very helpful information boards to guide the visitor. The gentlemen in the ticket office was welcoming and informative and the guide book well worth the cost.

2  Thank O728QVdavidt
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

I have passed the abbey many times and never ventured in. Glad I did though as it is a fascinating place. It is a beautiful ruin which still manages to give the impression of what life would have been like for the monks and people...More

1  Thank hugh81
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited most of the Abbeys in England Scotland and Wales and this is easily one of the best. Firstly some of the remaining buildings are quite substantial, secondly the history is really interesting, but mainly it’s really quirky with some wonderful features. I particularly...More

1  Thank 149stuartc
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We have passed Crossraguel Abbey on many occasions, partly because from the road there does not appear to be much to see or to be of interest, how wrong we were. It is an extensive site and although the abbey is undergoing remedial & repair...More

3  Thank imminent
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Worth the drive. We had a good look around this place on what was a beautiful day. The grounds are well looked after and the buildings have plenty of places to explore for the kids and adults. If you are in the chapel, have a...More

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