Dryburgh Abbey,Borders,Scotland

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Dryburgh Abbey,Borders,Scotland Reviews

davidx davidx
564 reviews
For me the best of the Borders abeys Sep 10, 2010
Melrose, Jedburgh and Kelso Abbey are all fine but, if I have to recommend only one to be seen on the way to Edinburgh, this is it. St Boswells can fairly easily be included in your route but, although it is very close, the road to Dryburgh is quite a diversion - because the river Tweed isolates it.

It dates from the 12th century but has changed because of frequent damage in wars between England and Scotland. two famous people to have been buried there are Sir Walter Scott and Douglas (Earl) Haig.

Its siruation by the Tweed is terrific and, although little is left of the abbey itself, there are exensive remains of the buildings generally. It might almost tempt you to become a monk - but it stops at almost for me.
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yeaders yeaders
7 reviews
A Walk to Dryburgh Abbey Apr 18, 2009
We started our walk in St.Boswells which is a small town near the Abbey.

There is a well signposted walk(Borders Abbey Way) to the abbey which takes you through some lovely woods & then over a nice Bridge over the river Tweed.

From the bridge it is a 10 min walk to the Abbey.

The Abbey is in great condition with lots to see & great for pictures.

See my website for more pictures.

Two of Scotland's most famous people are buried there.Sir Walter Scott the Novelist & Field Marshall Earl Haig who led the Allies in WW1.

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