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Pluscarden Abbey

Pluscarden Abbey Review

Given the general destruction caused by the 16th-century upheaval of the Reformation, abbeys in Scotland tend to be ruinous and deserted, but at the 13th-century Pluscarden Abbey the ancient way of life continues. Monks from Prinknash Abbey near Gloucester, England, returned here in 1948, and the abbey is now a Benedictine community. Mass is at 9 (10 on Sunday) and includes Gregorian chants.

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  • Address: Off B9010, 6 miles southwest of Elgin Elgin, IV30 8UA | Map It
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Elgin
Updated: 10-08-2013

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