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Very spiritual

A bit out in the country but that is what helps to make visiting Dryburgh Abbey so evocative. It... read more

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A Spiritual Find

Found this ruined Abbey to be hauntingly beautiful, cloaked in a tangible and all encompassing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a look in here very cheap entry but lots of history on show and you can picture it how it was amazing. Shop a bit expensive though.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We were there when the Abbey just opend so for a moment we were the only people there. It was very quiet but super beautiful. Interesting information on the boards.

Thank EnyaAE
Reviewed 16 July 2018

we almost did not visit the abbey after a busy day out. Thankfully we did . it was so peaceful and well kept.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 14 July 2018

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

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is the second Abbey we saw today and it didn't disappoint. The grounds are well maintained with plenty of setting to just relax and reflect

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

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

Thank Ruth J
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We fully enjoyed walking around this Abbey. It is the burial place of Sir Robert Scott, which was interesting having been to Abbotsford House before visiting here.

Thank RetiredBoiler
Reviewed 9 June 2018

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

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