NJ9648 : Deer Abbey Ruins

taken 12 years ago, near to Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Deer Abbey Ruins.
Deer Abbey Ruins.
The abbey lies on the north bank of the South Ugie Water. It is said to have been founded by St Columba himself in the 6th Century by St Columba but these Cistercian Abbey stone ruins date from 1219. It is most famous for its Book of Deer, an illuminated 9th Century Latin volume which also has the earliest known Gaelic script. The book is now held in Cambridge University Library.
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NJ9648, 19 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 May, 2006
Category
Religious buildings > Abbey   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 968 480 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:31.3293N 2:3.3048W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 967 480
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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