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Glenluce Abbey


Founded around 1192, Glenluce is situated in a beautiful and peaceful valley.

Glenluce Abbey

Founded around 1192, Glenluce is situated in a beautiful and peaceful valley. Visitors can see an exhibition of objects excavated on the site.

Please note: Glenluce Abbey will not be staffed during the summer season (ending 30th September 2013) but will be open to visitors. However, there will be no access to the shop, museum and chapterhouse during this time. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Highlights

  • The location – in the secluded valley of the Water of Luce, easily conveying a sense of the isolation and peaceful tranquillity that was so important to the Cistercian way of life.
  • The south transept – a well-preserved fragment of 13th-century Cistercian church architecture.
  • The chapter house – built around 1500 and still roofed and entire, with fine architectural features and a wonderful acoustic.
  • The museum of monastic life – a fascinating collection of artefacts found during clearance work.
Green Tourism Award - Silver

Location

Region – Dumfries and Galloway
Postcode: DG8 0AF

Opening arrangements

Summer
1st April - 30th September,,

Closed during the winter season
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Admission prices

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