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Pluscarden Abbey, Elgin

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Pluscarden Abbey is located in Elgin. See Pluscarden Abbey and all Elgin has to offer by arranging your trip with our Elgin road trip planning app .
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  • I stayed at Plusgarden for 5 days. I attended many services despite not been a church-goer to be perectly honest. Regardless, this wonderful place just cannot be missed. Pay a visit - day visit - or r...  more »
  • Went with my mum and two young daughters. Was very peaceful and beautiful, lovely place to go. Lovely to see the monks walking around,and learning there way of life. They also have a lovely shop. Sell...  more »
  • First time visit for me, although I live only a few miles away. So glad I finally got there, not the best of days weather - wise but a very enjoyable visit. I would love to come back on a sunny day an...  more »
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  • Truly beautiful and peaceful place, Open to all and can go into church and listen to the monks prayers and hyms very touching. It has very good information on its history. Small shop friendly service. Would highly recommend to see.
  • Very peaceful place, founded in 1230, deserted in the 16th century, re-established in the late 1940s.
  • A strong sense of the presence of God. A wonderfully welcoming community. Great place for a spiritual retreat.
  • Wonderful old (still operating) abbey. We loved the stained glass windows. The locals we met were really hospitable.
  • Beautiful building and surroundings. This is a fully functional monastery so lots of areas are understandably off limits to the public. Considering this place has so much history, the amount the public can enjoy is limited. The shop is small but stocked with goods made in the abbey and from the local fields and when not attended works on a trust system.

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