Click for Bookshop

Dryburgh Abbey

Dryburgh Abbey
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Dryburgh Abbey

One of the four great abbeys of the Scottish Borders, Dryburgh Abbey lies on a loop of the River Tweed, 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Melrose and 4 miles (6.5 km) south of Earlston. Built in the 12th century by David I, it is now in a ruinous condition, though it is still fairly complete. Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Field Marshall Earl Haig (1861 - 1928) are buried here. The abbey is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.


Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better