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Balmerino Abbey

Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys
Newport-on-tay
Fife

Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Atmospheric ruins are all that remains of this once-magnificent 13th-century Cistercian monastery overlooking the River Tay. Balmerino Abbey was founded in 1229 by Queen Ermengarde, widow of William the Lion, mother of Alexander II. She was buried here in 1233.