Dryburgh Abbey - Historic Scotland

Ruins of an abbey
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Dryburgh sits by the Tweed River. Its remarkably complete medieval ruins makes it easy to appreciate the attractions of monastic life.

The abbey buildings were destroyed by fire three times and ravaged by war on four occasions but fine examples of ecclesiastic architecture and masonry remain, and its chapter house reveals plaster and paintwork dating back to its inception.

Venue Type:

Archaeological site, Sacred space

Opening hours

1 April to 30 September
Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 6.30pm

1 October to 31 March
Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm

Last tickets sold at 6pm (4pm in winter)

Closed 25th, 26th December and 1st, 2nd January.

Admission charges

Adult £4.00
Child £1.60
Concessions £3.00


  • Historic Scotland

Additional info

STB Category 2 - Access to the property is through main gates. It is a flat approach to the abbey, which can be entered without using steps. Most of the abbey, apart from the cloisters, is accessible.
Open setting with birdsong.
Parking available 100 metres from abbey.
Toilets - not adapted. STB Category 3

Collection details

Architecture, Religion

Dryburgh Abbey - Historic Scotland
Dryburgh Abbey
near St Boswells
Scottish Borders
 TD6 0RQ



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