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Cambuskenneth Abbey

Cambuskenneth village | Nr Stirling, Stirling, Scotland
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Ranked #12 of 19 attractions in Stirling
Type: Historic Sites
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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45 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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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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114 reviews 114 reviews
18 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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Birdhill, Tipp
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

It was wonderful to turn as I've always thinking to do, and to be alone in this historical Abbey. If you go in the evening, you will feel all the events around you. Peace, war, plots,history, It seems like you can hear Robert the Bruce. What a nice place!

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Been back to the abbey for a visit the grounds were open this time,it is free,it was Saturday morning, so thought all to my self,there was a service going on it was very nice to see abbey was being used .mind you this was the only remaining bit still standing the tower,so nice the service In laten I would think.so... More

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