Historic Scotland

Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Sunday to Tuesday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 to 31 October:
Sunday to Tuesday, 10am to 4pm

Restricted access Wednesday to Saturday

1 November to 31 March:

Check here for unexpected closures




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