Kilwinning Abbey

[Kilwinning Abbey]

The south transept of this once great building soars high above Kilwinning. The abbey was built in the 12th century as a daughter house of Kelso Abbey, with the widest medieval church in Scotland at its centre. Much of the stonework was plundered or demolished for a new church in the 1700's, but it's still a very attractive focus to Kilwinning Main Street. The impressive clock tower on the north-west side is a modern (well, early 19th century!) addition.

[Clock tower]

Name: Kilwinning Abbey ☆☆☆
Location: Main Street, Kilwinning, G.R.: NS 303433 / dislikes episode fallen
Open: Always
Cost: Free

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