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Pluscarden Abbey, Elgin

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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 7, 2017
    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 »
  • August 6, 2017
    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.
  • 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.
  • Serene and absorbing place. I expected to see monks in a mediaeval existence but crowdfunding to hit their goals and robot lawn mowers tell me that the monks are not only devout but have a clear understanding of how best to use their time. Given prayers and tending with chores thrown in its unlikely that they have more than thirty minutes to themselves each day. Amazing to think what they have achieved here.
  • Lovely quiet place to sit.

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