The grounds are accessible.
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. Find out more about our conservation work
The main car park is level gravel, about 70m from the site.
There is an accessible tarmac bay next to the visitor centre. Please call 01557 331 856 to arrange to use this.
Approach to site
The visitor centre and museum is 70m from the main car park along a slightly sloping tarmac road.
The visitor centre and museum has step-free access.
Most of the monument is on the level. The surface is relatively even grass, which is firmer in dry weather.
There are numerous archaeological remains within the grass. They include open holes measuring around 30cm by 15cm. These remnants of a water supply system are not enclosed and can be very difficult to see.
Two small steps lead to the cloister, which is surfaced in deep gravel.
The chapter house has three stone steps down into it without a handrail.
Nearest adapted toilet is about four miles away at:
Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.
Visitors' dogs are allowed at Glenluce Abbey, but are not permitted in roofed areas.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.
For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide.