Dundrennan Abbey

The abbey was founded in 1142 by Fergus, Lord of Galloway and was occupied by Cistercian monks who came from Rievaulx Abbey, in North Yorkshire. After establishing the abbey at Dundrennan,they founded two more abbeys in Galloway – Glenluce, near Stranraer,  and Sweetheart, in the village of New Abbey, south of Dumfries. All three abbeys are now in the care of Historic Scotland. The Historic Scotland website has full details.