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Address: Abbey House Abbey Street, Melrose TD6 9LG, Scotland
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+44 1896 822562

A magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry. The...

A magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry. The abbey was the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart, now marked with a commemorative carved stone plaque within the grounds. Includes a museum housing a display of artefacts found within the abbey. Children's trail available.

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Home of Robert the Bruce's Heart

Oddly enough the picture I took of the stone that marks the alleged resting place of Robert the Bruce's Heart did not turn out...spooky. This is a beautiful relic of an abbey and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Brampton, Canada
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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Oddly enough the picture I took of the stone that marks the alleged resting place of Robert the Bruce's Heart did not turn out...spooky. This is a beautiful relic of an abbey and entry fee includes an electronic device which will tell you about different parts of the abbey. There is a small gift shop in the entry but nowhere... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Abbey is situated close to the banks of the River Tweed on the edge of the town, part of Historic Scotland, who "look after" so many of Scotland's Historic Buildings and Sites. Very interestingly set with free access to the grounds, quite a lot of the abbey is still standing and the ruined foundations are fully explained so that... More 

Thank Trotter49
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This abbey has some fantastic architecture considering that it`s a ruin. Very enjoyable trip, it was a sunny day, so we could spend a lot of time outside taking photos.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And the best place to see it is from the roof - and in spite of the warning the stairs to the roof aren't difficult and the rope bannister certainly helps coming down! Besides which, the exercise is helpful given all the tasty food on offer in this area! Interesting place to wander round. Apart from the pig, there are... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ruins of this beautiful Abbey stand within the center of the delightful town of Melrose. The heart of Robert the Bruce is reputedly buried here and there is a stone commemorating this. Interesting history, which is relayed individually by hand held recordings, which walk you through the past in an interesting way. A tower with 72 steps, gives you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Wife and I rented a car and bought the castle pass and pretty much just drove around exploring old castle and church ruins. This was definitely one of our favourites. We spent about an hour wandering around and taking photos. The ruins are in pretty good shape and there was lots of opportunities for some great shots. The arches... More 

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mansfield uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

top attraction in melrose is the abbey,we could have spent longer here but it was a bitter cold day storm doris so didnt take every thing in,but it is well worth a visit,not so good for disabled being an old abbey theres plenty of uneaven parts

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Braco, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you like history and architecture you will enjoy a visit to the abbey. Thee are hand held tours which are very informative but leaves you standing in the same spot for a long time so gave up after 30 minutes as it was a wet and very cold day. The view from the tower was great and would have... More 

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I was able to take a few photo's but unable to go inside to walk round as the Abbey was closed at time of my visit. This Abbey is awesome well worth a visit maybe next time i visit i will be able to go in and look closer at this stunning abbey.

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Litvinov, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

It is perfect for lover of medieval architektury. It is nice and romantic ruins of big abbey on the nic place.

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