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Pluscarden Abbey, Elgin

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  • Peaceful place for quiet contemplation and a lovely stroll. You feel as if you have stepped into another century! Quaint little 'gift' shop where you can support the work being done to restore and mai...  more »
  • A tranquil retreat which is fantastic to get a few minutes reflection. it's fantastic to sit in a service and listen to the Gregorian chant. Spectacular building with beautiful stained glass windows.T...  more »
  • Very nice gardens and peaceful area. The history inside the main part is very interesting and amazing just how far back the history goes of the Abbey. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • It's the most peaceful, spiritual place around for miles. Quite out of the way, so you need a car/taxi to get there. There's no bus service there in that area. Lovely little gift ship selling cards for all occasions, postcards, holy medals, holy keepsakes like Rosary Beads, etc. Books and bibles. The monks are such lovely, gentle souls, and to hear them chant in Latin is truly stunning. There's also a 17 year old cat who wanders around, saying "hello" to visitors. There's also the opportunity to stay there, as a retreat. But you are not allowed to make noise.
  • We went here, following a conversation with a lady who was on a retreat, to buy a roof tile in memory of our mother who passed last October. Couldn't find anyone in the visitor centre. We rang the doorbell (as we were advised to do by the lady) only to be told very rudely by a monk that the tiles were sold by volunteers and he 'knew nothing about It'. Won't be back and any semblance of faith we had left in the 'Christian Faith' has been crushed. Horrible experience.
  • Truly peaceful, beautiful, awestruck. How great is our God!
  • Very nice monastery with wonderful monks!
  • Excellent for peace and quiet. With thought and contemplation.
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