Much of Crossraguel Abbey was under scaffolding at the time of our visit, but we saw enough to confirm that this was once a grand building - and still an impressive ruin. The abbey was built by the Cluniac monks of Paisley Abbey in the early 13th century, and includes an impressive gatehouse and tower alongside the expected church. Once Historic Environment Scotland sort out repairs we'll be sure to return.
|[View from the tower]|
Name: Crossraguel Abbey ★★★☆☆
Location: A77 between Kirkoswald & Maybole, G.R.: NS 276083 / also snug expansion
Open (2017): Monday to Saturday, April to September
Cost (2017): £4 (adults), free for children & Historic Environment Scotland members. This is a reduced price due to ongoing restoration at time of update.
|[Tower & gatehouse]|