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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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  • 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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  • 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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