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Cambuskenneth Abbey

Cambuskenneth village | Nr Stirling, Stirling, Scotland
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Ranked #13 of 20 Attractions in Stirling
Type: Historic Sites
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you want a short walk around Stirling with a bit of history, this is a great detour. Walk across the bridge at River Side and amble down to the Abbey. The views are great and for little effort it is an enjoyable walk

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lovely walk around the abbey and walk up to the water. Great fun on a nice day. Parking a bit tight and need to respect neighbouring houses.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
75 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
49 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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54 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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140 reviews 140 reviews
21 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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