Dryburgh Abbey

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Wander around this remarkably complete medieval ruin by the River Tweed to grasp the appeal of monastic life.
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About Dryburgh Abbey

In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), Historic Scotland have taken the decision to close public access to staffed properties and offices from 5pm on Wed 18 March, until further notice. Read the full statement at: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/about-us/news/coronavirus-covid-19-update/

Wander around this remarkably complete medieval ruin by the River Tweed to grasp the appeal of monastic life. You can still see plaster and paintwork inside the chapter house dating from when it was built. Other fine examples of ecclesiastic architecture and masonry also remain – despite three fires and four attacks all but destroying the abbey buildings.

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