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Dundrennan Abbey


Built in the latter half of the 12th century, the abbey was home to a community of Cistercian monks.

Dundrennan Abbey

Built in the latter half of the 12th century, the abbey was home to a community of Cistercian monks.

Highlights

  • The north and south transepts – the best preserved late-12th-century Cistercian architecture in Scotland.

  • The chapter house – a graceful and precious fragment of Cistercian architecture from the early 13th century.

  • The peaceful location – where one can relax and reflect on the Cistercian ideal as pronounced by Abbot Ailred of Rievaulx: ‘Everywhere peace, everywhere serenity, and a marvellous freedom from the tumult of the world.’

Green Tourism Award - Silver

Location

Region – Dumfries and Galloway
Postcode: DG6 4QH

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am - 5.30pm

Admission prices

Summer
Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Dundrennan Abbey

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21 December 2014

Ruth Nicol: Three Rivers Meet

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Christmas Lunches at Stirling Castle

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Ring of Brodgar Mid-Winter Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Tales and Traditions of a Victorian Christmas

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