This ruined Cisterian monastery is home to a magnificent collection of late medieval grave slabs and effigies. The grave slabs and one of the effigies are thought to belong to the “Kintyre School” of medieval carving which produced grave slabs found throughout Kintyre and Knapdale. It seems very likely that Saddell Abbey was the location of the school.

Park in the small car park and then follow the footpath to the Abbey itself. The carvings are in a purpose built shelter just inside the gate, with the ruined Abbey church beyond.

Entrance is free.

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