Crossraguel Abbey

Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

Maybole, Ayrshire, Ayrshire & Arran, KA19 8HQ

    Founded in the early 13th century by the Earl of Carrick, the remains Crossraguel Abbey sit just a few miles south of Ayr on Scotland’s west coast.

    Although a ruin, the Crossraguel Abbey is still complete with the original monks’ church, their cloister and even their dovecot (pigeon tower). Fine architectural details from the 15-th century can still be seen within the ruins with the chapter house still standing complete with benches for the monks and an arched seat for the abbot.

    The early form of the abbey's name suggests it meant the Cross of Riaghail and referred to a great standing Cross.

    With its quaint surroundings, the Abbey is a very popular choice for hosting wedding ceremonies.

    Most of the site is accessible but with the curved, narrow entrance to the sacristy and steep, winding stairs leading to the gatehouse make these areas unsuitable for visitors with limited mobility. All parts of the grounds are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs.

    The car park is at the east end of the site, close to the entrance and the custodian's office.

    Gradings
    3 Historic Attraction
    Awards
    Mobility difficulties Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015

    Open summer only (Apr-Sept)

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome

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