Things to do in Melrose Scottish Borders
Abbeys in Scotland
One of the four great Border Abbeys built during the 12th century. Home of the Cistercian Order in the reign of David I. Originally very plain, when it was rebuilt in the 15th century, it became very ornate. Much still standing. Reputed to be the burial place of the heart of Robert the Bruce.
The Commendatorís House close by houses artefacts and carvings which have been found over the years.
In the care of Historic Scotland. 4 star grading. Green Tourism Bronze Award.
OS ref: NT 548341
How to get there:
By car: situated in the town of Melrose.
By public transport: regular bus services to and from Melrose to Galashiels, Earlston, Kelso and Jedburgh. Link to Newcastle and Rail link at Berwick.
Seasonal opening details (2011):
Open all year.
1st April to 30th Sept - Daily 9.30am to 5.30pm.
1st Oct to 31st March - Mon to Sat - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
Audio Guide available.
Car and Bus parking nearby. (Pay and Display)
Wheelchair access to most parts.
Adults £5.50, Child £3.30, Concessions £4.40.
Telephone 01896 822562
Commendatorís House exhibition.
Excellent illustrated booklet available.
5 star attraction
Places to stay nearby:
Local Towns and Villages:
Melrose Abbey, Scotland