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Dryburgh Abbey, Scottish Borders
Dryburgh Abbey

Dryburgh Abbey

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Abbeys in Scotland

Description:
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.

Ownership:
In the care of Historic Scotland. 5 star grading

Situation
OS ref: NT 591317

How to get there:
By car:
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.

Opening Hours:
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.

Facilities:
Parking for cars and buses on site.
Toilets.
Wheelchair access to most parts.
Picnic areas.
Shop.

Admission:
Adult 5.50, Child 3.30, Concessions 4.40.

Contact:
Telephone 01835 822381

Attached attractions:
N/A

Other Attractions in the Area:
Wallace Statue (1 mile)
Bemersyde Gardens (2 miles)
Mertoun Gardens (2 miles)

Additional info:
Excellent illustrated booklet available.
VisitScotland 5 star Historic Attraction

Web link:
Historic Scotland

Places to stay nearby:
Melrose

Local Towns and Villages:
- St Boswells
- Newtown St Boswells
- Melrose

A View of the Abbey Ruins, Scottish Borders
A View of the Abbey Ruins
Sir Walter Scotts Tomb, Scottish Borders
Sir Walter Scotts Tomb

Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland