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    After much faffing about and almost getting caught, a mile hike eventually led me to Crawford Priory near Cupar in Fife. I spotted this on flash earth so decided to give it a go. The facades are all intact with some great features but the insides are unexplorable due to fallen masonary and rotting stuff. I ripped my clothes, got poked in the ear by a branch, almost lost a testicle, got shat on by several crows and lost a battery. Had a great explore though.

    The first view.


    Amazing pillars.


    Fantastic arches.


    Unexplorable innards.


    Mesh.


    Greenery taking over.




    Shame this is not a more substantial site.


    Main entrance.


    Chimneys.


    Detail.


    Just couldn't get in.



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    Fantastic place! Absolutely love that main entrance. Don't blame you for not trying to get in...looks well dodgy with all that fallen stuff. Really nice explore.

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    Really tried my best, but 20 yards in, it just wasn't feasible. Looked great on flash earth though. Oh well, at least that's that's another one of the list. Going out again tomorrow, don't know where, stay tuned.Cheers.

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    Some nice pics there, its a fantastic looking building

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    Must've been awesome in its' prime.
    Why these places are left to ruin is beyond me.

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    What a gorgeous building, this must have been beautiful in its prime. It's such a shame to see places like this just left to rack and ruin. I don't think i'd have attempted to get in there either with all that fallen masonry. Great pics, love the main door, and all the stone work, etc. its beautiful.

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    Echo Sals comments, it seems criminal to allow such a great building to get in that state, any idea when it was built?
    Getting pretty derelict myself - anyone wanna take my pic?

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    Herer's some brief history of the place..It was built in 1758 by The Earl of Crawford and passed down thru his family. It has 2 different styles of Gothic and the main porch was built in 1921. It has lain derelict since 1971 when the cost of running the place became too much for the present owner.
    It has been described as 'The most important Gothic Priory in Scotland'.
    So why has no-one had a shot at restoration.

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    Default Re: Crawford Priory, Cupar, March 2008.


    beautiful place lovely photos

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    look realy nice shame about being poked on the ear
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