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Crossraguel Abbey

Crossraguel was founded early in the 13th century by the Earl of Carrick.

Crossraguel Abbey

Crossraguel was founded early in the 13th century by the Earl of Carrick and its remains include the church, cloister, chapter house and domestic premises.

Please note: Prices at Crossraguel Abbey are currently reduced due to essential maintenance work and partial closure of the site.


  • The abbey’s completeness – everything is still there: the monks’ church, their cloister, even their dovecot (pigeon tower).
  • The choir – with fine architectural details from the 15th century.
  • The chapter house – still complete, with benches for the monks and an arched seat for the abbot.
  • The little houses beyond the cloister – tiny two-roomed dwellings, where aged and infirm monks lived in the 15th century.
Green Tourism Award - Silver


Region – Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire
Postcode: KA19 8HQ

Opening arrangements

Summer only
25 March - 30 September , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (Last entry 5pm)

Admission prices

Adult £3.60, Concession £2.70

Events at Crossraguel Abbey

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1 May 2016

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

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David Roberts Exhibition

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Kaleidoscope II

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A Grand Day Out

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Conservation Day

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Music Through the Ages

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John Comyn, Patriot

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