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Melrose Abbey

Magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry.

The Abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart, marked with a commemorative carved stone plaque within the grounds. Visitors can also visit a small museum housing a display of artefacts found within the abbey.

Highlights

  • The graceful architecture of the abbey church – among the best late 14th-century church architecture in the British Isles.
  • The beguiling sculpture – most notably the famous bagpipe-playing Melrose pig.
  • The chapter house – where the heart of Robert Bruce is believed to be buried.
  • The Commendator’s House Museum – a rich collection of medieval objects found in the abbey cloister.
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MP3, audio file Audio tour - track 1 [mp3, 2.8mb]
MP3, audio file Audio tour - track 2 [mp3, 2.7mb]
MP3, audio file Audio tour -  track 3 [mp3, 1.6mb]
MP3, audio file Audio tour - track 4 [mp3, 2.6mb]
MP3, audio file Audio tour - track 5 [mp3, 1.3mb]

Ask about the full audio tour on your visit. Available from Melrose Abbey in English, French, German, Italian & Spanish

Green Tourism Award - Silver

Location

Region – Scottish Borders
Postcode: TD6 9LG

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Winter
1 October - 31 March , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Admission prices

All year
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

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