Dryburgh Abbey (Historic Scotland)
near St Boswells
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.
Archaeological site, Sacred space
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.
- Historic Scotland
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