Kinloss Abbey

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[Kinloss Abbey within the village cemetery]

Founded in 1150 by King David I, extensions and rebuilding over the following centuries allowed Kinloss Abbey to grow to become one of the largest Cistercian monasteries anywhere in Scotland, also accumulating vast wealth and spawning a number of daughter abbeys. It sounds impressive, but decline followed from the 1500s onward, and half a century of demise is a long time. Now set within the village cemetery, only fragments of the abbey have survived to gain an appreciation of its former magnificence, with much of its stone having been reused elsewhere. Indeed, the most impressive aspect to the abbey today is perhaps its extensive website!

Location & info

📌 Kinloss Abbey
By the B9089 immediately south of Kinloss, G.R.: NJ 066615 ///irrigated.focal.prosper
Always open | Free


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