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The Stories Behind Kinloss Abbey

Sat, 13 June 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:30

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

A walk and talk around the Kinloss Abbey site, including the Abbot’s House, which is not usually accessible. Access to it is over a 3-foot wall, where it is easy to assist those with disabilities. The talk will cover the history and decline of the Abbey and its buildings together with the graveyard and its Commonwealth War Commission graves.

We shall provide a drink and snack at the end of the walk. The nearest loo is in the local pub.

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 and later came under the protection of the Bishop of Moray in 1187.

Event Details

Date:
Sat, 13 June 2020
Time:
14:00 - 15:30
Cost:
£7
Distance:
0.18 miles / 0.288 km
Grade:
Easy (info)
Leader:
Dr TP Finnegan & Tom Duff
Dogs:
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome
Category:
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The Kinloss Abbey Trust is a charity set up in 2003 to raise public awareness and preserve Kinloss Abbey for posterity.

Organiser:
Kinloss Abbey Trust
Email:
timothyfinnegan@hotmail.com
Website:
www.kinlossabbey.org

Venue / Start

Kinloss Abbey
Kinloss
Forres, Moray IV36 3TL United Kingdom


+ Google Map
Website:
http://kinlossabbey.org/

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 the B 9089 and the road to Findhorn, B 9011. Dogs will need to be on a lead but are welcome.