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Dryburgh Abbey

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quieter than the others but still worth it

if you visit all 4 on the abbey trail then i think you do get some discount. i really liked the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amber O
Halifax, United Kingdom
Beautiful ruins in gorgeous setting

Very impressive site. well worth a visit as it is a gorgeous setting. very helpful and lovely staff.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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All reviews earl haig chapter house buried here sir walter scott final resting place historic scotland peaceful setting well worth a visit burial place yew tree banks of the river scott's view burial ground information boards his son wonderful atmosphere lots of history
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Reviewed 4 days ago

if you visit all 4 on the abbey trail then i think you do get some discount. i really liked the peacefulness of this little abbey and the surrounding gardens of it. didnt take that long to look round, only about 40 minutes and we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amber O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressive site. well worth a visit as it is a gorgeous setting. very helpful and lovely staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank firstnowtsoqueer
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Amazing Abbey tranquil and beautiful down by the River Tweed- sacked by Henry V111’s boys during his “rough wooing” of Scotland in the C16 - the monks thought the English army had spared them on their retreat South so rang the bells in jubilation. You...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 5 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MarionJedburgh
Reviewed 20 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Helen H
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Yes, but it must be on a lead