Dryburgh Abbey, St. Boswells

Dryburgh Abbey is located in St. Boswells. To visit Dryburgh Abbey on your holiday in St. Boswells, and find out what else St. Boswells has to offer, use our St. Boswells online road trip planner .
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  • The construction of the Abbey of Dryburgh dates back to 1150. Despite over time has suffered several fires and devastation upon its ruins today can still see frescoes dating back to the 12th century, the site also houses the graves of Sir Walter Scott, Scottish writer, defender of the nation and author of many important works, and other celebrities. Accessibility is good except in places where, the flooring and the ruins, make complicated the visit. The entrance fee is reduced for the disabled and at full price for companion, the toilet is spacious, clean and completely accessible to people with disabilities. Free car parking is permitted just outside the site. @INsuperabilissimiVIaggiatoriDIsabili
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  • Though this abbey is not as spectacular as some of the larger, more well known ones, it is worth a visit. The setting is peaceful and very beautiful. No crowds when we visited. Would recommend.  more »
  • Dryburgh Abbey was one of the first historic sites we visited with our 5 day historic Scotland pass. It did not disappoint. It is picturesque and interesting. We enjoyed seeing Sir. Walter Scott's gra...  more »
  • Wonderful romantic ruins. Good information boards. Beautiful stonework. Lovely grounds. Small shop with small ranges of gifts.
  • Historic Scotland at it's best. Beautiful abbey, well tended grounds, helpful staff. Burial place of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Haig (trade). You may get the idea that I don't care too much for Haig and his military career but don't let that put you off. It's a great place to visit and enjoy the peace ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Fascinating but long walk of a mile to get there and no loos when you do. Brilliant views
  • Absolutely beautiful place so peaceful tranquil and very quiet. If there is a nicer place than this I would like to know where it is!
  • Gorgeous and good value for money if you have a HES pass.

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