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Crossraguel Abbey - South Ayrshire

Crossraguel Abbey, near Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland

Ayrshire's - and possibly Scotland's - best kept medieval secret.

This is the most complete French Clunaic Abbey left in the UK. While most other old abbeys are little more than a few stones in the grass marking where the walls were Crossraguel has many walls standing and several complete rooms with vaulted ceilings and roofs still intact.

The acoustics in the restored chapter house, next to the cloisters, are particularly spectacular and alone make it well worth a visit. Take your favourite instrument or opera singer with you and give yourself a treat.

It's just south of Maybole, Ayrshire on the A77 main coast road.

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