Glenluce Abbey, Newton Stewart

#5 of 17 in Things to do in Newton Stewart
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Glenluce Abbey, near to Glenluce, Scotland, was a Cistercian monastery called also Abbey of Luce or Vallis Lucis and founded around 1190 by Rolland or Lochlann, Lord of Galloway and Constable of Scotland. Following the Scottish Reformation in 1560, the abbey fell into disuse.

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  • This is currently closed - due to Covid - but if you park in the spaces provided you can see most of the ruined building anyway. And it truth, nice though it was to see, I wouldn't pay much of an...  more »
  • This is a medieval gem, and a surprising treat. There are some wonderful carvings in the cloister and chapter house, including lots of green men. The partially recreated cloister gives a good...  more »
  • Historic Scotland at it's finest. Well maintained property with excellent, knowledgeable staff. Made to feel very welcome. Visit if you're in the area ⭐ ⭐
  • Excellent! Friendly staff, interesting museum displays. Hummed some tunes in the Chapter House to enjoy the acoustics. Peaceful place to wander around.
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