Crossraguel Abbey, Maybole

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#5 of 10 in Historic Sites in South Ayrshire
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  • It's inevitable that these old ruins will have to be worked on to protect them, and that's the case with this Abbey. We were able to see part of the exterior, but as expected, the scaffolding interfer...  more »
  • These abbey ruins are hauntingly beautiful and well-worth a visit if you are in the area. There is a tower to climb, an old dove cote and lots of nooks and crannies. The staff is knowledgeable and hel...  more »
  • Thanks to Helen for the great introduction here. My wife and I loved exploring this place. The poor abbot being roasted over the fire!! I have never in my life experienced a room so full of echo. Not ...  more »
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  • This is a wonderful site, much bigger than it looks from the road. Also don't be put off by the scaffolding, the majority of this fascinating ruin is still open to the public. The buildings are amazed, there are towers to climb and lots of rooms to explore in the Abbey. Well-placed information signs and models help bring it to life. My two boys (4 and 7) thoroughly enjoyed exploring and climbing too, and there are benches for picnics. We stayed about 2 hours in the end so very good value for money.
  • Beautiful day, good photo and sketching opportunities. Custodian a pleasure to meet and talk to. A lovely place to visit. Don't miss the chance just because some of the building is scaffolded. Enjoy ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • One of the oldest medieval Abbeys So many remains of cloisters, cellars, housing, dovecote. Great views from gatehouse Tower
  • Very nice time filler for all ages
  • July 2016 currently undergoing stabilisation work so the Choiristry is under scaffolding. However there was still plenty to see and it took me around 35 mins to see it all. You get a lovely view from the top of the tower which gives a clearer picture of the Abbeys layout. It must have been an impressive sight in its day with the high walls creating a peaceful atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit.

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