Crossraguel Abbey reopens for year

One of Ayrshire’s best-loved historic attractions is set to re-open on 1 April after being closed for the winter months.

Crossraguel Abbey closes over the winter period, however it will welcome visitors once again when it re-opens on 1 April.

The Abbey was founded in the early 13th century by the Earl of Carrick and its magnificent ruins include the church, cloister, chapter house and domestic premises.

Susan Loch, Head of Visitor Operations and Community Engagement at Historic Scotland, which runs the site said; “Staff are getting ready to welcome visitors from around the world to the site once again. Spring is a lovely time of year to visit one of our properties, and Crossraguel Abbey is just one of a number of Historic Scotland sites around the country which closes over winter before re-opening to the public in time for the Easter weekend.

“This year we’ve got lots of exciting things planned for visitors across our properties, from costumed performances to events to mark the Year of Homecoming 2014.”

For further information please visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk