Glenluce Abbey



Glenluce Abbey, near Glenluce, Scotland, was a Cistercian monastery, also called Luce Abbey or Vallis Lucis, founded around 1190 by Rolland or Lochlann, Lord of Galloway and Constable of Scotland. After the Scottish Reformation in 1560, the abbey fell into disuse.

Discover 400 years of monastic life in the Luce Water Valley. At the time of the Reformation, the last monks embraced the Reformed religion and ended their days in the cloister.

Visitors can soak up the same peace and solitude that the monks would have enjoyed in this remote valley; marvel at the chapter house built around 1500 - still covered and complete - with its delicate features and acoustics.
See the south transept, a well-preserved fragment of 13th-century Cistercian architecture. Discover monastic life in the site museum, where a fascinating collection of objects found here is on display.

Where we are

Glenluce, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire

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