Monday, 29 September 2008
Genealogy Tours of Dundrennan Abbey Scotland
Genealogy Tours of Dundrennan Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. This Cistercian Abbey was founded by David I and Fergus, Lord of Galloway, in 1142, and was colonized from Rievaulx. Here Mary Queen of Scots spent her last night on her native soil, before seeking shelter in England. The ruins, which are considerable and of great beauty, include much late Norman and Transitional work, and a rich chapter-house dating from the end of the thirteenth century. Of the church, little but the west end and the transepts now remains. The western claustral range is fairly well preserved, but of the southern little remains. Among the ruins are preserved many fine monuments, including a rather gruesome one of an abbot who had been murdered, possibly by a native Gallovidian who disliked the incoming Latin monks. Located six and half miles south east Kirkcudbright.
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