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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.


  • 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


Region – Dumfries and Galloway
Postcode: DG8 0AF

Opening arrangements

1st April - 30th September,,

Closed during the winter season

Admission prices

Events at Glenluce Abbey

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12 July 2014

Durer's Fame

Duff House

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Olivia Irvine - Being Somewhere

Duff House

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The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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MacDonald, Lord of the Isles

Urquhart Castle

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Music Through the Ages

Edinburgh Castle

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Renaissance Summer - The Thistle and the Rose

Linlithgow Palace

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