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Address: Cambuskenneth village | Nr Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

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Wonderful ruins

Mostly ruins of the Abbey, although one tower still stands and rooms are fairly decently labeled as to what they were. There's an excellent mock up of the Abbey's layout just at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Mostly ruins of the Abbey, although one tower still stands and rooms are fairly decently labeled as to what they were. There's an excellent mock up of the Abbey's layout just at the gate. A peaceful wee area to visit to see a little bit of history that not everyone will have seen, particularly when the weather is nice.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This old Royal Abbey is to Stirling Castle what Holyrood is to Edinburgh Castle.It is a ruined Augustinian Abbey which fell into disuse after the Reformation yet King Edward 1 and Robert The Bruce both prayed here and the latter called the Scots Parliament here in 1326.It is the burial place of King James 111 murdered in 1488.It is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Found this place by accident but I'm glad I did. It's not the most impressive architectural ruins in the country but still worth a short visit and it's free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Cambuskenneth Abbey is 15 minutes from Stirling City Center. It is a quiet place to enjoy some history away from the crowds. It is free and relatively unknown in the wee village of Cambuskenneth.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We always try to find time to visit. The village is so peaceful and the abbey ruin is very much part of Scottish history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

In a residential area the abbey is a haven of peace and tranquility which is well worth a visit. The information boards are a mus read as otherwise it's difficult to envision the layout of the original buildings and how they were used. The bell tower is mostly intact, you can go inside - and you can view the graves... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This was set in a quiet and residential area of the Stirling. Nice walk and nice architecture. Club this with the Stirling Bridge attraction.

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Stirling, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Well worth making the visit to the Abbey, I would advise visiting on foot and enjoying the riverside walk , crossing the river into Cambuskenneth village which is very pretty on it's own and walking to the Abbey close behind the main street. As a free attraction it can't be beaten, being utterly drenched in history. The National Trust for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a good little historic find. Depending on when the gates are open (there are specific times during the different seasons), you can take a stroll into the Abbey and around the graves, Looking at historic graves of kings and queens past and also seeing the remains of the rest of the abbey. There are plaques dotted about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Visited the abbey as part of Doors Open Day and enjoyed a really informative tour by the local archaeologist. Part of the tour involved climbing the spiral staircase to the top of the tower which afforded amazing views towards Stirling Castle and the Wallace monument. Woud definitely recommend a visit during the next open day as guided tour of the... More 

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