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Saddle Abbey, Kintyre

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Saddle Abbey, Kintyre
Argyll and Bute - Saddell, Strathclyde, Scotland
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Saddell is a beautifully peaceful village on the west coast of the Kintyre peninsula. On a sloping plot of land beside Saddell Water stands the ruins of medieval Saddell Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded by Somerled around 1160. The abbey ruins are pretty scant after all these years, but in a special exhibition area are a wonderful collection of carved medieval grave slabs. Most were carved here on site, but some were made by the famous Iona School of stone carvers.

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