Dryburgh Abbey

Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

St Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0RQ

    Perhaps the most beautiful of all the Border Abbeys, the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey are remarkably complete and surrounded by beautiful grounds.

    First established in 1150, Dryburgh Abbey became the premier house in Scotland of the Premonstratensian order and today continues to have a peaceful atmosphere.

    Despite having been set on fire three times, the chapter house features paintwork that dates back to its construction and today boasts some of the best Gothic architecture in Scotland.

    These graceful ruins became the burial place of David Eskrine, 11th Earl of Buchan in 1829, and three years later his friend Sir Walter Scott was also buried here.

    Access to the property is through the main gates. It is a flat approach to the abbey, which can be entered without using steps. Most of the abbey, apart from the cloisters, is accessible.

     

    Gradings
    5 Historic Attraction
    Awards
    Green Tourism Silver Mobility difficulties
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Payment Methods

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    Facilities

    • ASVA Member

    Wedding Services

    • Religious Ceremony

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