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Dryburgh Abbey

St Boswells TD6 0RQ, Scotland
+44 1835 822381
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Beautiful abbey

We fully enjoyed walking around this Abbey. It is the burial place of Sir Robert Scott, which was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RetiredBoiler
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Zionsville, Indiana
Amazing

Couple of cool things: you drive over the road and you get to see Scott's View (very nice). This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DaytonJG
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Centerville, Ohio
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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 dates back to its construction and today boasts some of the best Gothic architecture in Scotland. These graceful ruins became the burial place of David Eskrine, 11th Earl of Buchan in 1829, and three years later his friend Sir Walter Scott was also buried here.
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St Boswells TD6 0RQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hidden location. Remains well preserved and good locations for great photographs. Takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to visit through.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst Melrose Abbey tends to attract the crowds, Dryburgh Abbey seems to be overlooked. Quite why I'm not sure, for both are wonderful abbeys set in magnificent surroundings, and Dryburgh also has the graves of Walter Scott and Field Marshall Haig.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent day at Dryburgh abbey.so interesting.relaxing grounds.easy signposted. Wee gift shop.worth purchasing Historic Scotland pass for the year.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning abbey in a well maintained grounds. The ruins are lovely and had lots to explore. We were able to get on to the roof top to get a great overview of the site. The trees were fantastic & huge, very impressive and lots of...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

It may be slightly off the beaten track but Dryburgh Abbey is worth a visit. The chapter house is one of the highlights although they do play atmospheric choral music in the one place where they would hold meetings and not sing. The preserved hints...More

1  Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Dryburgh Abbey is well worth seeking out, it's a little bit off the beaten track out of the town of Saint Boswells but has a very peaceful atmosphere. I'd also recommend the drive north from there along the B6356 North and stopping at Scott's view...More

1  Thank weekenderinthesun
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This really is a beautiful fascinating place to visit. The abbey itself is well signposted from the main road, has a large car park and a hotel next door which would be able to provide refreshments. The abbey itself is in a beautiful location on...More

Thank Clive H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Visited in my way up to Falkirk and found it to be a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of motorways and traffic. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff too. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mark R
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