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Dryburgh Abbey

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Amazing walk back in time

Amazing walk back in time, so sad to see destroyed like other similar abbey's in North Yorkshire... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Peacefull Ruins

A beautiful day to visit a beautiful place. So tranquil and peaceful to spend a interesting couple... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“earl haig”(31 reviews)
“buried here”(24 reviews)
“chapter house”(19 reviews)
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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St Boswells TD6 0RQ, Scotland
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing walk back in time, so sad to see destroyed like other similar abbey's in North Yorkshire. Has a smashing hotel nearby to stay or eat

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful day to visit a beautiful place. So tranquil and peaceful to spend a interesting couple of hours

Thank MarionJedburgh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank ashovercouple
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Beautiful Abbey. Lovely spot. Sir Walter Scot is buried there. A Great place to visit. Also lovely walk along the river by the Abbey is just staunning

Thank McGinnigal
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 25 September 2018

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.

Thank eddyh71
Reviewed 22 September 2018

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

Thank LindaE2220
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Thank Molly or Gordon C
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

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Helen H
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Yes, but it must be on a lead