Saints and Stones: Kinloss

The Cistercian Kinloss Abbey was founded in 1150-51 by King David I and colonized by Cistercian monks from Melrose. It became one of the largest and wealthiest Cistercians abbeys in Scotland.

The greater part of the church and buildings were erected before 1200. Today, few of the monastic buildings remain and are now situated within a graveyard owned by the local government. Among other distinctions, Kinloss was the mother house of Deer Abbey in Aberdeenshire.

About Kinloss

Kinloss Abbey Trust
Undiscovered Scotland: Kinloss Abbey
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: Kinloss
Wikipedia: Kinloss Abbey
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: Cistercians

Journey to Kinloss

Kinloss Abbey is located east of the town of Forres off the B9011 in the village of Kinloss, Moray, Scotland.

Ordnance Survey Map (NJ0647661481)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found on the Kinloss Abbey Trust website. General tourist information is at the Moray Speyside Tourism website.

Additional Photos of Kinloss

Descriptive Sign at Kinloss Abbey
The South Transcept and Sacristy with Prior's Chamber Above, Kinloss Abbey
Remains of the Cloister, Kinloss Abbey
Interior, Kinloss Abbey
Vaulted Ceiling, Kinloss Abbey
Archway Leading into the Refectory, Kinloss Abbey
Remains of the Abbots House, Kinloss Abbey

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