Historic Sites

Crossraguel Abbey

Crossraguel Abbey, Maybole, KA19 5HQ

Phone number: 01655 883 113


Founded in the early 13th century by the Earl of Carrick the remains include the church, cloister, chapter house and much of the domestic premises. Crossraguel Abbey is a place where various parts of the Carrick story come together, with links to James VI and Robert the Bruce it holds significance in Scottish history as a whole.

The early form of the abbey's name suggests it meant the Cross of Riaghail and referred to a great standing Cross.

Most of the site is accessible. The curved, narrow entrance to the sacristy and steep, winding stairs leading to the gatehouse make these areas unsuitable for visitors with limited mobility. All parts of the grounds are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs.