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Cambuskenneth Abbey

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Address: Cambuskenneth village | Nr Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

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Worth the trip off the main road

We have been trying to visit more local historical landmarks this year and had no idea that these ruins were here. They are maintained by the National Trust for Scotland and there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 31, 2016
LangToonTraveller
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Auchterarder, United Kingdom

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Stumbled across this little gem on a rainy weekend in November and in spite of the weather spent some time absorbing the view. Impressive. Note it's closed, at least outside of the summer season. Still worth a stop.

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We have been trying to visit more local historical landmarks this year and had no idea that these ruins were here. They are maintained by the National Trust for Scotland and there is an information board at the entrance explaining the layout and the historical significance of the abbey. The tower is in good repair and looks quite impressive. Won't... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Mostly ruins at the end of a residential street, the abbey is well-worth the visit. The signage provides details of what had gone on here.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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