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Kinloss Abbey – Solstice Stroll on Sacred Stones

Thu, 20 June 2024 @ 17:00 - 19:00


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A guided walk around the remains of the largest Cistercian Monastery in the North of Scotland, including the Abbot’s House, which is not usually accessible.

A Short Walk on the Longest Day.

This year’s Abbey Walk will show the progress the charity has made during the year to stabilise the locked Abbot’s House, as part of a ‘walk and talk stroll’ around the whole site. There is a stepped 3-foot wall over which those with disabilities can be easily helped. Tours cover almost 1000 years of history, from the Abbey’s Foundation as a monastery in 1150 by David I to its rise in prominence under the remarkable Bishop Robert Reid just before its decline after the Scottish Reformation in 1560, aided by Oliver Cromwell. The interesting memento mori graveyard and its Commonwealth War Commission graves are included.

Kinloss Abbey is a Cistercian abbey at Kinloss in the county of Moray, Scotland. The abbey was founded in 1150 by King David I and was first colonised by monks from Melrose Abbey. It received its Papal Bull from Pope Alexander III in 1174. Robert Reid was its nationally famous abbot in the 16th century just before the Scottish Reformation.​

Event Details

Thu, 20 June 2024
17:00 - 19:00
0.1 miles / 0.16 km
Easy (info)
Dr Timothy Finnegan
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome
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The nearest loo is in the local pub.


Kinloss Abbey Trust
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Kinloss Abbey Trust
Forres,MorayIV36 3TLUnited Kingdom

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Meet at the car parking area at the Abbey gate. GR 065613. If approaching from Elgin, turn LEFT at the Brown Tourist Sign, 50 metres before the traffic lights at the junction of B9089 and the road to Findhorn, B9011. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Unnamed Road​, Kinloss, Forres IV36 3TL​