Glenluce Abbey

Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

Glenluce, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 0AF

    Founded in 1192 by Roland, Earl of Galloway the magnificent ruins of this Cistercian Abbey are some of the best preserved in Scotland.

    A fantastic example of a well-preserved fragment of 13th century Cistercian church architecture, Glenluce Abbey occupies a site of great natural beauty in the tranquil and secluded valley of the Water of Luce. The remains include an impressive early 16th century chapter house and a museum of monastic life showcasing the fascinating collection of artefacts found during clearance work. The cloister is less well preserved but the overall layout of the domestic quarters can be followed. Over the years the abbey's historic visitors have included Robert the Bruce, James IV and Mary Queen of Scots. Follow in their footsteps as you explore the ruins and the thought provoking setting.

    Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures page for any unexpected site closures You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

    4 Historic Attraction
    Mobility difficulties Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

    Summer: 1 April - 31 September Open Friday to Sunday only. Restricted access
    may apply. Please phone 0131 550 7603 for further information

    Ticket Information
    Adult £4.50 per ticket
    Child £2.70 per ticket
    Concessions £3.60 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Self Service
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
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    • Electron
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    • Maestro Card
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    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Parking


    • Children Welcome

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Senior Citizens

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