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Glenluce Travel Guide - Scotland

Nestled in a scenic valley ate the mouth of the Water of Luce, just off A–75, is the historic village of Glenluce. The history of this town dates back to the 12th century, with the founding of Glenluce Abbey. Roland, Earl of Galloway brought the monks here to make the abbey their home here. Throughout the ages, many famous people have stayed here, including Robert the Bruce, James IV and Mary, Queen of Scots.

Every visit to Glenluce has to include a trip to the Abbey. The remains of this Cistercian house are located in a tranquil valley and include a 16th century chapter house filled with artefacts. The grassy area is perfect for a quiet stroll in fine weather and there are steps you can climb to visit the cloister.

Golfing at the Wigtownshire County Golf Club is one experience you won't want to miss. With 18 holes of perfectly manicured greens, the rolling hills provide subtle changes to the course that will test your skills no matter what your handicap. Stroll through the 12 acres of exotic blooming plants at Glenwhan Gardens and drink in the scenery of Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway. The Castle Kennedy Gardens are another must on your vacation itinerary. Laid out around the 75 acres surrounding the ruins of Castle Kennedy, you will see the famous species rhododendrons, a vast collection of azaleas, a walled garden and a 2-acre lily pond.

Glenluce Abbey The Glenluce Motor Museum contains an extensive collection of vintage cars and motorcycles. There is even an old–fashioned garage and a tea room, where you can enjoy delicious refreshments. If you are looking for some adventure on your vacation, then visit Scotland's Outdoor Centre, where your have the opportunities to take in paintball, clay pigeon shooting, fishing and off–road driving.

Finding accommodations is not a problem in Glenluce. There are quaint bed and breakfast establishments, three hotels and two caravan parks with all kinds of amenities. For example, you can stay at Ardville B&B, the old surgeon's house built in 1736 or Torwood House Garden, set amid thirty acres of grounds where you can enjoy some of the best fishing in the county.

Glenluce Abbey
Road into Glenluce