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First established in 1150, Dryburgh Abbey became the premier house in Scotland of the Premonstratensian order and today continues to have a peaceful atmosphere. Despite having been set on fire three times, the chapter house features paintwork that...more
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A bit out in the country but that is what helps to make visiting Dryburgh Abbey so evocative. It also keeps the crowds down, unlike close by Melrose Abbey. The ruins are massive and preserved enough that you can get a sense of what the...More
Found this ruined Abbey to be hauntingly beautiful, cloaked in a tangible and all encompassing sense of peace and real tranquility. If the intention was to create a place of beauty and romance, well done historical sir.... 😁 You TOTALLY surpassed your ideal... my partner...More
Although not the most intact of the area abbeys, this was the one that most gave me a feeling of awe. Perhaps it was because we had hiked several miles on the Border Abbey Way, through the woods and across fields, to reach it. We...More
This is the place to visit if you have been to Abbotsford House as the abbey is the resting place of Sir Walter Scott. It was very peaceful, quiet a large ruin in very good state of repair. It also has one of the oldest...More
Couple of cool things: you drive over the road and you get to see Scott's View (very nice). This abbey is stunning, and worth dozens of photos, and wasn't as crowded as Melrose. It's free for us for being HES members, but so worth 6...More