The 4 Abbeys

Driving Route

The 4 Abbeys

Driving

Visit the magnificent Abbeys which have shaped this part of Scotland

Visit the magnificent Abbeys which have shaped this part of Scotland.

What you'll see

Melrose Abbey - Melrose

History & Heritage

Melrose Abbey was founded around 1136 by King David I and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The Border abbeys were centres of learning, politics,…


Dryburgh Abbey - St Boswells

History & Heritage

Following the latest Scottish Government announcement for mainland Scotland, the abbey is now closed.


Kelso Abbey - Kelso

History & Heritage

This is the oldest and was, at one time, the largest of the Border Abbeys and one of the best examples of Romanesque (Norman)architecture in…


Jedburgh Abbey - Jedburgh

History & Heritage

There is no known building on this site until the 11th or 12th century. A priory was founded by King David I (1124-53) in 1138.…