Visiting the Abbey

Kinloss Abbey is well worth a visit particularly for those who are keen to know more about the origins of the Abbey and its importance in Scottish history.  A walk around the Abbey ruins is time well spent and an excellent opportunity to take in the beautiful surroundings.

Entrance to the Abbey grounds is free, there are no facilities on site however across the road there is a shop and a pub where facilities can be accessed.  Visitors are encouraged to use the information boards to guide them through the Abbey ruins.  A short summary of what remains is below.


The main free-standing structure seen in the centre of the Abbey is the South Transept with associated Chapel, the Sacristy with the Prior’s Chamber above. To the south and west are two near complete cloister walls one containing the Lavatorium and archway into the Refectory. South of the Abbey (outside the cemetery) is the Abbot’s House.

Currently parts of this area are unsafe and fenced off and The Kinloss Abbey Trust is focusing conservation efforts on this area soon.

At ground level it is possible to see the remains of most of the foundations or low walls of the Abbey including the south wall of the church, the north Transept and many of the columns within the Nave.

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During the summer months there are often monthly tours carried out by a Trustee. See our Latest News section for more details!