Dundrennan Abbey

Local nameDundrennan Abbey
LocationDundrennan, UK

Dundrennan Abbey, in Dundrennan, Scotland, near to Kirkcudbright, was a Cistercian monastery in the Romanesque architectural style, established in 1142 by Fergus of Galloway, King David I of Scotland, and monks from Rievaulx Abbey. Though extensively ruined, Dundrennan is noted for the purity and restraint of its architecture, reflecting the austere Cistercian ideal. It is also built from very hard-weathering grey sandstone, so the original architectural forms and mouldings are well preserved.

Mary, Queen of Scots, after the Battle of Langside, spent her final night in Scotland here, in 1568. From neighbouring Port Mary, she crossed the Solway Firth to Workington, and shortly after was imprisoned by the English.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dundrennan_Abbey

Address (Unnamed Road), Dundrennan DG6 4, United Kingdom

Coordinates 54°48'24.776" N -3°56'50.896" E

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