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The Borders and the Southwest Sights

Dryburgh Abbey

  • B6404 Map It
  • Melrose
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 10/08/2013

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The final resting place of Sir Walter Scott and his wife, and the most peaceful and secluded of the Borders abbeys, the "gentle ruins" of Dryburgh Abbey sit on parkland in a loop of the Tweed. The abbey, founded in 1150, suffered from English raids until, like Melrose, it was abandoned in 1544. The style is transitional, a mingling of rounded Romanesque and pointed early English. The north transept, where the Haig and Scott families lie buried, is lofty and pillared, and once formed part of the abbey church.

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B6404, Melrose, The Scottish Borders, TD6 0RQ, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • £5
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–5:30; Oct.–Mar., daily 9:30–4:30; last entry ½ hr before closing

Updated 10/08/2013


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