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Address: Cambuskenneth village | Nr Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

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Fascinating

The walk out to the abbey was well worth it once there. the standing bell tower is really interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The walk out to the abbey was well worth it once there. the standing bell tower is really interesting.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

As my sister in law stays in the Riverside area of Stirling, my family and i have made numerous walking visits to the abbey over the years. Its a fascinating building in terms of Scottish history but not much else. There is no visitor centre. no toilets or any sort of tourist facilities. Probably best visited during the summer months... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a lovely, peaceful old place. The weather was quite cold & windy when we were here so we didn't stay as long as I would've liked. It's all mostly just ruin, but it's really beautiful and in a great scenic location. Easy to reach from bus stops and by car.

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It's a longish walk there from the city centre, especially if you get lost and take the looonnnnggg was around like us via the Wallace Monument! But it's worth it and steeped in history. No fuss or entrance fees, it feels like you've found a hidden gem.

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If these are your kind of things, the history here is significant for Stirling. We drove, it's in a neighborhood so parking is odd. We were quite surprised to find the tomb of King James in the back of the yard. Nothing we read about the place in our travel books mentioned this significance. There are some signs but much... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I really enjoyed the walk out to Cambuskenneth A.bbey! It's not that long (20 minutes from the station, maybe 30) and through lovely neighborhoods. When you cross the pedestrian bridge into Cambuskenneth you're greeted by historic cottages, then just around the corner is the Abbey! Or, the remains of it. I had a lovely day and it was a lovely... More 

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Alva, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A friend recomended a walk there. Very easy walk, not far from city centre. Just cross the bridge from riverside. A lot of interesting history and many information boards. It's a very quiet area, just near the river and views of fields, and The Ochils.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We only knew about this site b/c our daughter went on a Scotland trip in high school. Lots of history, no entry fee, in the middle of a neighborhood. It's a must see.

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Bannockburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

visited Cambuskenneth Abbey found it very beautiful there are allot of information boards as there are no staff. The boards are very informative and found out things i did not know

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you have never been in a historic abbey or similar then this is worth a visit. Nice location not far from Wallace monument.

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Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirlingshire  >  Stirling

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