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Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Melrose Abbey

Built in 1136 by David I as one of the great Border abbeys, Melrose Abbey was almost destroyed during the Wars of Independence but was rebuilt between the 14th and 16th centuries and it these remains which are visible today. Regarded as the most elegant remains in Scotland, they are also believed to house the burial place of the heart of Robert the Bruce. The abbey is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.


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