Kilwinning Abbey Tower

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Kilwinning Abbey Tower
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,617 contributions
Romantic Ruins
Jul 2020
Visited the ruins and the grounds of the Abby, but the visitor centre was closed. The Abbey has been around since e 12th century and named for Saint Winning (also gave his name to the town), but fell into disrepair by the late 16th century. The tall elegant structures that still stand, the grounds and the intact tower all have a romantic feel. A good place for pictures assuming the weather holds up.
Written 17 July 2020
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Angela C
Kilwinning, UK5 contributions
Nice afternoon
Jul 2019 • Family
Had a lovely afternoon with my daughter going up the tower with lovely gentleman Bernie who knows his stuff about the history & daughter received a certificate & is a free entry. It’s a must to try
Written 25 October 2019
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Catherine D
Sutherland Shire, Australia18 contributions
Holiday Visit
Sep 2019
this mill is very well preserved. Museum has interesting pieces in it, and gives a good insight as to how people lived in the last century. Goods for children to see
Written 12 October 2019
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Closed
Jul 2019 • Friends
Visited here yesterday but the heritage centre was closed. We just explored the ruins which had plenty of info boards but we seen lots of litter lying around, such a shame people dont care!
Written 14 July 2019
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TartanWanderer
England, UK3,615 contributions
Nice old place to visit
Jun 2019 • Family
This is a ruin but a very interesting one all the same. It’s free, parking is easy and there are some information boards around the site.
The town itself is not worth spending time in. Rather depressing.
Written 8 June 2019
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helenmoore2015
Ayr, UK198 contributions
Well worth a visit
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is the first time I’ve been here, what a beautiful old ruin/building, we were so impressed.
Yet another building if it were in a beautiful town/city anywhere in Europe it would have lots of tourists visiting it.
Sad that the old headstones are all down, all except one, have they been knocked over deliberately?
So disheartened with the amount of litter, it was everywhere in these grounds, such a shame, shame on the people who think its ok to drop litter, you should be so proud to have such a beautiful Abby in your town.
Written 10 April 2019
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Whiskygolf
Kilwinning, UK21 contributions
Beautiful Abbey Steeped in history.
Jan 2019 • Couples
Kilwinning Abbey is well worth a visit for the architectural ruins alone.The Abbey is steeped in History from time long ago when St Winning arrived in Kilwinning.The rest they say is History. Well worth a visit in my view.
Written 24 February 2019
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Ann S
Nottingham, UK10 contributions
What a shame
Sep 2018 • Solo
I visited the abbey ruins very recently and was upset by all the rubbish in the grounds plus an overturned wheelie bin. Names had been carved into the stonework and despite the sign ‘No dogs’, a youth was walking his dog through the remains of the cemetery and it cocked its leg up every gravestone as it went. This town appears rundown in parts but I think more ought to be done to protect this ruin.
Written 25 September 2018
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Sal
Chesterfield, UK2 contributions
Impressive
Aug 2018 • Solo
A grand remains of an interesting structure in the heart of this small town. Got some lovely photos and learnt of the history of the monks who once lived there. Worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written 29 August 2018
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Troon, UK105 contributions
Scotland
Jul 2018 • Friends
Kilwining abbey the grounds let it down rubbish everywhere shame on Scotland. The tour couldn't fault the lady was knowledgeable and talked for an hour so interesting. Would recommend if the grounds were kept nice.
Written 2 July 2018
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