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Scottish Borders Abbeys

Places to go in Melrose, Scottish Borders

Dryburgh Abbey

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 5...
Type: Abbeys

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Jedburgh Abbey

Description: One of the four great Border Abbeys, founded by David I. The visitor centre contains the priceless Jedburgh Comb and other artefacts found during the excavation of the Abbey site. Ownership: Historic Scotland Situation – OS ref: NT 650204 How to get there: By car: Within the town of Jedburgh, on the A68 Edinburgh to Newcastle road. By public transport: Regular bus serv...
Type: Abbeys

Places to go in Kelso, Scottish Borders

Kelso Abbey

Description: Ruins of the west end of the great abbey church built in 1128 by the Tironesian monks from France. Only fragmentary remains after its repeated destruction by the English, but still an impressive structure. Ownership: In the care of Historic Scotland. Situation: OS ref: NT 728338 How to get there: By car: Within the town of Kelso. By public transport: Kelso is we...
Type: Abbeys

Places to go in Melrose, Scottish Borders

Melrose Abbey

Description: 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 Commendator’s House close by houses artefacts and carvings which have been found ov...
Type: Abbeys

Scottish Borders Abbeys