Skeletal Sentinel

Skeletal Sentinel

 

A visit to Shambellie House yesterday in order to view two photography exhibitions entailed passing through New Abbey.

Here stands the fine remains of a Cistercian monastery that was established in 1275. It survived in use for nearly 400 years and now over 700 years after it was built it is still an impressive building. It is known as Sweetheart Abbey because it was built by Lady Devorgilla of Galloway in memory of her husband John Balliol.

 

 

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