Dundrennan Village & Abbey

Dundrennan Village & Abbey

 

Six miles east of Kirkcudbright and set in a pleasant and quiet valley is the small village of Dundrennan where the houses cluster around the remains of the Abbey. The Abbey was a Cistercian monastery in the Romanesque style, and was established in 1142 by Fergus of Galloway, King David I of Scotland. It continued in use as the parish church into the 1600s but by the middle of the 19th century it was as seen today, having been used as a convenient quarry for building stone.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Dundrennan Village & Abbey

  1. A wonderful, peaceful scene 🙂
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