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Kilwinning Abbey Tower Heritage Centre

11 September 2021 (1 - 4pm)

12 September 2021 (1 - 4pm)


Designed by David Hamilton, completed 1816, and built on the foundations of the NW tower of the 12th century Tironensian Abbey. Staffed by volunteers from Kilwinning Heritage. Displays on the Abbey, Robert Service 'The Bard of the Yukon', the Ancient Society of Kilwinning Archers and the papingo competition dating from 1483, matchstick models and local history. Working clock mechanism 1816 by James Blair and two large bells on display.

Digital Resources

Abbey Tower Guided Tour

This takes you through the abbey tower and up to the roof for views over the surrounding countryside. 

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Guided tour to the top at 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm.

3D interactive tour:  Kilwinning Abbey (


Key Information

Architect: David Hamilton

Building Date: 1816

Guided tour up 143 steps to the roof for the best views of Ayrshire!

Photo Credit: G. Michael Hitchon.

  • Kilwinning Town Centre
  • Kilwinning
  • KA13 6AN