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Address: A77, Maybole KA19 5HQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01655 883 113

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A must visit for lovers of Scottish history

I have passed this magnificent ruin on many occasions and finally decided to take the plunge and explore it.The custodian cum groundsman is a veritable font of knowledge on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2013
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have passed this magnificent ruin on many occasions and finally decided to take the plunge and explore it.The custodian cum groundsman is a veritable font of knowledge on the history of this site and is well worth engaging in a chat about the place.I was staggered by the wealth of architectural features that this place has as well as... More 

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Dublin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is a magical place. It is somewhere we had passed many times on the way to catch the boat and I am very glad that we finally took the time to stop. Despite being adjacent to the main road, this atmospheric site has an incredible sense of peace. The ruins are well explained through notices (or a guidebook you... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We came across Crossraguel toward the end of a three week Scotland tour, and were kind of at the point where another abbey probably wasn't that special--but we were driving in late afternoon with heavy clouds, light mist, and delightful afternoon glow despite the gloom--when this loomed up alongside the road. We stopped,and were glad we did. The ruins are... More 

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Extremely interesting , well worth a visit, with a very knowledgeable curator, and superbly well kept and maintained ruins

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CHESTERFIELD
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62 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

A fairly extensive set of ruins here. On the main road, and a good excuse to break your journey. Worth an hour of your time

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glasgow
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I only stopped on the side of the road to take Otis, but will be learning more about this beautiful landmark.

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Usa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We drove by the ruins on our way from Turnberry. stopped outside and took a few pictures. Not sure if we would have gone out of the way for this. The property looked small, but was on the side of a small hill and between farms

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Alnwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Saw just enough between showers to make me want to return for a longer visit. Extremely interesting, and friendly custodian.

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glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This is easily as good as the Border abbeys but I suspect the location and main road setting put people off as it's always quiet.An atmospheric,beautiful collection of abbey buildings and abbot's house and tower in pristine grounds - an oasis of calm despite the busy road alongside.We have visited many times and it never disappoints.We usually see cars driving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Not so famous as Melrose or Arbroath but better than either of them. Best preserved medieval abbey in Scotland - atmospheric - watch out for the ghost of a stonemason. Paul the steward is an excellent caretaker of this monument.

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