Pluscarden Abbey

Time seems to stand still at Pluscarden Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded in 1230 and still inhabited by monks. It's hard to think of a more tranquil place anywhere in Scotland, with an almost impossibly perfect location in the glen of the Black Burn amidst gently rolling forest and hillside several miles from Elgin, the nearest town. The interior is stunning, extensively restored from the partial ruin it had become by the beginning of the 20th century: wander round in silence or attend one of the daily mass services.

[Pluscarden Abbey]

Name: Pluscarden Abbey ☆☆☆
Location: Minor road 6 miles south-west of Elgin, G.R.: NJ 142576 / crunching menu timeless
Open (2017): Daily
Cost: Free

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