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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
All reviews earl haig buried here chapter house sir walter scott final resting place historic scotland peaceful setting burial place banks of the river scott's view well worth a visit information boards wonderful atmosphere stone work his son beautiful site lovely grounds
Though we visited this Abbey at the end of a long day in pouring rain, it was a delight. The delicate tracery of the ruined buildings against the dark sky and green of the surroundings was so evocative of the peace and tranquillity of the...More
What a delightful place! Sir Walter must be absolutely delighted to have such a wonderful final resting place. The peace to be found here has to be experienced to be believed. We walked the grounds in the rain and are still talking about the experience...More
We had been to Melrose Abbey and found it really interesting but quite busy. In contrast, because it is slightly off the beaten track, Dryburgh Abbey is peaceful and quiet which, as other reviewers have commented, adds to the experience. The sense of history is...More
So worth a stop and walk. The Abbey is very well kept up and the staff exceptional. Beautiful setting with seats to rest facing the beautiful structures. Join Historical Scotland, our membership has paid for itself over and over for these past two years.
We visited twice as we only had an hour on the first day. The grounds are very extensive, and there is far more than the Abbey itself to see, with all the many structures occupaied by the monks and lay brothers. As always with Scottish...More
Dryburgh Abbey is found near the River Tweed in a rural setting. It's a wonderful place to wander around and view the gravestones. Loved the story of "Scott's View," a place along the road where Sir Walter Scott had always stopped his horses and carriage...More
Spent a couple of hours exploring the ruins, went up one tower that opens up at the top to give great view of Abbey & surrounding area (not a staircase for everyone as very steep wth small steps) Lots of information boards to tell you...More