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Interesting detour on a rainy day

We found this lovely Abby just off the A75 to Stranraer. There’s enough of it left to allow your... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2019
Moira C
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Dundee
Good any time

In Winter, when we were there, the Abbey is deserted and access was free. The scenery was great... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2019
kwiewiorowski
,
Poznan, Poland
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Like a few other reviewers, we arrived during normal opening hours to find the shop/admission office closed. However, the gate was open (and being existing Historic Scotland members :-) ), we went through the open gate.
Some excellent restoration just outside the chapter house and excellently tended grounds.
Very nice place.
As a tourist attraction, the absence of staff portrayed a very unprofessional image and, if any of the Historic Scotland sites needed their normally excellent guide books, this is one of them. Pity there was no one around to sell it.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank WeirsAway
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Glenluce Abbey is one of the least complete abbeys in the area (Dundrennan, Sweetheart), but it is still interesting. The best thing about our visit was the flowers growing in profusion on the ruins. Even though we visited during Historic Scotland posted hours, there was nobody in the office or on the grounds to answer questions.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Bob J
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Drove along the scenic coast to Glenluce; arrived at the abbey only to find it closed in winter. Tbh I'm not sure I'd have paid the £4.50 entrance fee anyway as it's only a small abbey and not sure it would've taken long to walk round. We got a couple of pictures from the car park anyhow and it is pretty :)

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank cazzam2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

There is little to see apart from the ruins, the scenery around the area is excellent.
Theee are no facilities for very young children at all. There are beaches close by, if you go down to the Wigtowshire Golf club, just down the path there is a lovely secluded beach.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rosieratbag
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

The abbey is historically interesting and it is worth getting the lit on it. It stands in a beautiful setting, with trails leading from it.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank gavScotland_Portugal
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