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Cambuskenneth Abbey

Cambuskenneth village | Nr Stirling, Stirling, Scotland
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Stirling
Type: Historic Sites
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The ruins of the Abbey can be reached from two directions. You can drive here by coming from the Wallace Monument, or walk from Stirling town centre and cross over the river by footbridge. The local street maps are helpful in this regard. Very significant site in Scottish history although there is not a lot of ruins. On a nice... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

For an unattended site this was very well put together and there was a lot of information on the plaques around the place. Cambuskenneth is just a walk from Stirling, and well worth the trek!

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
39 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I live in Stirling but had never visited before. I took the opportunity of visiting today and for a walk in the sunshine. The tower will take about 1 minute to look around as there's nothing inside but it's a nice stroll in the gardens and around the old graves. An interesting history as this was where parliament met following... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It's a really nice walk to the abbey from the centre of Stirling on a good day (should take no longer than 30mins each way) and more accessible than driving. The site is little known which is a shame as it is well maintained and rich in history. It could do with a little more information on the abbey as... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

It will most likely take you longer to get to what's left of this abbey than you'll spend looking at it but if you're into that sort of thing then that probably won't bother you. Otherwise a snap of "that tower over there by the river" will probably be enough for you.

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Check dates of opening - apparently closes in September. Thankfully we only went to see it in the passing. Car parking unclear as in a residential area.

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South East
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137 reviews 137 reviews
21 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Worth the walk to see the ruins. Could do with a little more information on the history but the site is well maintained and you can use your imagination!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Not many know about this place (though it is getting more popular since the first time I visited), the Abbey is an amazing little site with the tomb of King James III. When I was here last, the site was owned by Historic Scotland but they have since put up informational plaques similar to their other sites. This went a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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40 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

It 's not far from the Wallace monument, and loaded with history. The bell tower is intact, and the remaining ruins have been appropriately labelled etc - mainly because Queen Victoria became very interested in the site. Robert Bruce's Scottish Parliament of 1314 was held here - and both King James III of Scotland and his Queen are buried here.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
71 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This might not be the greatest attraction in Stirling, but for a solitary visit this is just the place. Enough information on-site to learn about the abbey, and at times, you can literally feel what the place must have been like. Small enough, so if would walk and check out casually the site and the tower, it is likely that... More

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