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“Good ruins , but not enough to stop or take a detour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crossraguel Abbey

Crossraguel Abbey
A77, Maybole KA19 5HQ, Scotland
01655 883 113
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Maybole
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Usa, Japan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Good ruins , but not enough to stop or take a detour”
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

Visited September 2012
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Alnwick
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Quick visit”
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.

Visited July 2012
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glasgow
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“Don't let the busy road setting put you off..it's a life - affirming place”
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 up and taking photos over the low hedge, probably thinking...that's that ticked off.But they are missing out! You just cant appreciate the fine setting and the lovely corners of this place unless you get out and walk around it for 20 - 30mins.The main road is all forgotten(as is the ugly farm building) and you sink into it's very peaceful,harmonious atmosphere.Lots of interesting corners and a great wee towerhouse to climb for views over the whole place.
Tiny but attractive little shop and the people running it are always knowledgeable and friendly. £4.50 well spent or join Historic Scotland for even better value.
HS should think about growing that hedge to encourage more people to get out and see the Abbey properly!

Visited June 2012
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“Best medieval abbey in Scotland”
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.

Visited April 2012
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nr Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“avarage about covers it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

One of teh few Historic Scotland sites in the area we naturally visited. However its not very exciting. There is nothing to reccomend it other than what you see is what you get.

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