The ruins of Balmerino Abbey are a fine example of a 13th-century Cistercian monastery. Visitors may not enter the buildings, which are undergoing stabilisation work, but can view them from the grounds. The grounds contain an ancient Spanish chestnut tree, one of the oldest in the country.
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Connected with the abbey are historical figures such as William the Lion, Mary of Guise, Mary Queen of Scots and even Bonnie Prince Charlie