Glenluce Abbey

Glenluce, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 0AF

01581 300 541
 

Overview

Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce. The last monks at the time of the Reformation embraced the reformed religion and were left to live out their days in the cloister.

What to see and do

  • Soak up the same peace and solitude that the monks would have enjoyed in this secluded valley setting
  • Marvel at the chapter house built around 1500 – still roofed and complete – with its fine features and acoustics
  • See the south transept, a well-preserved fragment of 13th-century Cistercian architecture
  • Find out about monastic life in the on-site museum – on display is a fascinating collection of artefacts found here
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the abbey. 
Historic Scotland

Opening times

The abbey shop and grounds are open.

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high-level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the abbey.

1 Apr to 30 Sept: 
Mon and Tues, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Closed

Facilities

Awards & Accreditations

Green Tourism logo - silver award Scottish Tourist Board four star historic attraction badge

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