Ayr Monuments and Historic Buildings: Crossraguel Abbey
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Maybole KA19, UK
Crossraguel Abbey is one of the best preserved, most varied and most interesting of the many abbey ruins that are dotted across Scotland, situated about 8 km to the east near Maybole.
The foundation stone for Crossraguel Abbey was laid in 1244 by Duncan, Earl of Carrick, but the monastery was destroyed by Edward 1 in the 13th century. It was rebuilt in the 15th century and the monks even acquired the right to mint coins.