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Fantastic place brought to life by wonderful staff

Looks great on the approach and from the outside but so much more to see once inside. Glynn was... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
N Wales
Beautiful historic

Great site to visit if you’re in the area. Interesting, very old and peaceful. We whizzed round it... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Jude M
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Dundrennan DG6 4QH, Scotland
+44 1557 500262
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Looks great on the approach and from the outside but so much more to see once inside. Glynn was mowing the lawns when we turned up (we were the only visitors there). He left us to our own devices, we read every board and looked...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Great site to visit if you’re in the area. Interesting, very old and peaceful. We whizzed round it fairly quickly and doubt most people would spend more than 45mins there so budget conscious travellers should balance admission cost against time. View from outside is good...More

Thank Jude M
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the Abbey today, we were so lucky with the weather. It is a very nice and awesome place, such a huge building - if you think about decade when it was build. But for 5 pounds admission charge, we would have expected more...More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped here enroute to Ayr. Spent about half an hour here. Dogs allowed on leads. Nice old ruin. Lots of photo opportunities. Notice boards dotted around for info. Did a quiz about the place for a bit of fun. Even got a sticker to prove...More

Thank harly1963
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

The ruins are lovely and there’s some interesting historic titbits but it took us all of ten mins to look around. Bit steep at £5 per person.

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had seen the Abbey from the road and decided to have a closer look. We were unsure of value for money at first for a family of 4 but very glad we did pay. Pete was very friendly and extremely helpful. He was obviously...More

Thank Rachel1973C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We didn't actually go inside the Abbey, but instead enjoyed the view from outside on top of the hill. It was well kept and a stunning location. They should really consider opening it up for weddings throughout the summer - maybe capping it at 5...More

Thank travis b
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

The ruins of this abbey are visible as you drive through the village, and are interesting enough from a distance but take the time to go down to the place and explore just how much is left. It’s a very interesting place made even more...More

Thank jacquelinee930
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We were met by a very helpful guide. The site is beautiful and well worth a visit. The lawns are manicured with such care. Great piece of history.

Thank Quakervalues
Reviewed 13 July 2018

I've been to a good few Abbeys around the UK and this one is a small, but perfectly formed (wrecked) specimen. Pleasing to the eye - and the camera. My issue is with the entry price from Historic Scotland of £5 an adult. Given that...More

Thank David R
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Response from Pauline M | Reviewed this property |
It was closed when we visited too and id say its worth the visit i got some lovely photos from the outside and put my camera through the fence for some inside shots x just up the hill is the wickerman too worth seeing