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  Crossrguel Abbey, South Ayrshire
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  • Crossrguel Abbey, South Ayrshire - Scotland
      Crossrguel Abbey, South Ayrshire
    by stevezero
  • Crossrguel Abbey, South Ayrshire - Scotland
      Crossrguel Abbey, South Ayrshire
    by stevezero
  • Crossrguel Abbey, South Ayrshire - Scotland
      Crossrguel Abbey, South Ayrshire
    by stevezero
  • Crossrguel Abbey, South Ayrshire - Scotland
      Crossrguel Abbey, South Ayrshire
    by stevezero
  • Crossrguel Abbey, South Ayrshire - Scotland
      Crossrguel Abbey, South Ayrshire
    by stevezero
 

Unfortunately the ruins of Crossrguel Abbey sit right beside the main A71 road, which sort of detracts from the ambience. None the less, they are remarkably well preserved and give a good idea of the layout of a medieval abbey.
Some of the stone carving such as that of the Chapter House are exceptional. The accoustics within the Chapter House are also something special. Remains of the abbey church, cloisters and domestic buildings can also still be seen.
The abbey was founded in 1244 by the Earl Of Carrick for Clunaic monks from Paisley Abbey.
Most of what it is to be seen today dates from the 13th Century.

In the care of Historic Scotland
Admission Charge - Adults 2.50
(good value this one!)

Directions: 3 kms South of maybole on A77.
Phone: 01655 883113

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  • Written Sep 19, 2005
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