Things to do in Melrose Scottish Borders
Abbeys in Scotland
These picturesque and remarkably complete ruins of the Abbey founded in the 12th century and destroyed in 1322, 1385 and finally in 1544, belonged to the monks of the Premonstratensian Order.
It is the last resting place of Sir Walter Scott and Earl Haig, the World War 1 Field Marshal.
In the care of Historic Scotland. 5 star grading
OS ref: NT 591317
How to get there:
Lies off the B6368 St Boswells to Kelso road, along the B6356. Turn off about one mile north of St Boswells. Well signposted.
By public transport:
Not recommended, but accessible from Newtown St Boswells on foot over footbridge across Tweed.
Seasonal opening details:
Open all year.
April to September – daily 9.30am till 5.30pm.
October to March – daily 9.30am till 4.30pm.
Last entry thirty minutes before closing.
Closed 25th/26th December and 1st/2nd January.
Parking for cars and buses on site.
Wheelchair access to most parts.
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concessions £4.40.
Telephone 01835 822381
Other Attractions in the Area:
Wallace Statue (1 mile)
Bemersyde Gardens (2 miles)
Mertoun Gardens (2 miles)
Excellent illustrated booklet available.
VisitScotland 5 star Historic Attraction
Places to stay nearby:
Local Towns and Villages:
- St Boswells
- Newtown St Boswells