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Sweetheart Abbey

Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Dear TripAdvisor  It is not actually closed as such just you can only view it from outside the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Simon D
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England, United Kingdom
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The site was largely closed when we visited but access to the exterior was possible, without a fee... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
301lisa33
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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**This place is temporarily closed** This splendid red-sandstone ruin of the late 13th century was founded by Lady Devorgilla of Galloway, in memory of her husband Lord John Balliol. When her husband died in 1268, Lady Dervorgilla, had his heart...more
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On A710, New Abbey DG2 8BU, Scotland
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All reviews car park well worth a visit red sandstone historic scotland entrance fee lovely village beautiful ruins information boards corn mill restoration work pretty village lovely sunny day ticket office walk around guide book lovely place to visit other attractions
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dear TripAdvisor  It is not actually closed as such just you can only view it from outside the safety barriers and not enter the ruins.  Regards  Simon 

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here with family nice surrounding seen there was a cafe just next to this Well worth a look a lot of history here and free to get in.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The site was largely closed when we visited but access to the exterior was possible, without a fee. Some lovely details in the stonework. Good level of interpretation

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so majestic and calm. It is free to enter and it is fascinating to walk the Churchyard and see all the detailed gravestones. There are public bathrooms as well.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place. We happened on this on the way to somewhere else. So pleased we stopped. Be aware of the pub. Landlord not friendly.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 392nickym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent visit. We were able to take the dogs around and view the site and the graveyard behind it. The staff were really helpful. Well worth a visit, plus its free entry!!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting historical Abbey and grounds, currently under partial renovation, guided tour of some parts possible.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

On a warm day we stopped by this abbey and were glad we did. It is a stunning piece of historical architecture set in beautiful surroundings. Fabulous. There is no need to hesitate if you are in and around Dumfries n Galloway, just go...

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

I was looking forward to my visit to Sweetheart Abbey but sadly I found that it had been made a free site as the masonry had become unsafe. It is good that the cloister is still available to walk around and you get a good...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ConnorRobinson
Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

We understood that renovations were being done, but it was a shame not beimg able to look around properly. The information boards were very helpful, and cemetery next door was interesting look around too, one gravestone bought a tear to me eye! The tea rooms...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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draoife
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Response from Peter J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just got back and our pooch was welcomed as long as he was on a lead. Access all areas too.
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