Trip to Scotland

Scotland Glenluce Abbey, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

By Anita Draycott

Founded in 1192 by Roland, Earl of Galloway the magnificent ruins of this Cistercian Abbey are some of the best preserved in Scotland.  A fantastic example of a well-preserved fragment of 13th century Cistercian church architecture, Glenluce Abbey occupies a site of great natural beauty in the tranquil and secluded valley of the Water of Luce. The remains include an impressive early 16th century chapter house and a museum of monastic life showcasing the fascinating collection of artefacts found during clearance work. The cloister is less well preserved but the overall layout of the domestic quarters can be followed.  Over the years the abbey's historic visitors have included Robert the Bruce, James IV and Mary Queen of Scots. Follow in their footsteps as you explore the ruins and the thought provoking setting.

www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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