Crossraguel Abbey, Maybole

#5 of 10 in Historic Sites in South Ayrshire
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  • A great abbey worth a look and a wander. Lots of signs and boards to keep you informed. You can go up 1 tower where you will find stones and a model of a monks cottage. There is the oldest dovecot in ...  more »
  • We visited on a cold, rainy, windy day, and it was great. It was the first ruined abbey we'd seen on our trip, and it was awesome. I don't think it gets many visitors. Staff was very helpful. There's ...  more »
  • First and foremost in my opinion, the Abbey is certainly worth the visit. It is very easy to find just off the main A77 road south of Maybole and has Car parking at the entrance to the Abbey. The Hist...  more »
  • 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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