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  • Dryburgh Abbey - HES

    This site is currently closed as a precautionary measure while we undertake site inspections. We apologise for any inconvenience. Find out more about our conservation work on our website.

    Wander among the graceful ruins of this beautiful Borders abbey set beside the River Tweed and truly enjoy the diverse gardens which really do offer something for everyone including the Dryburgh Yew, reputedly one of Scotland's most ancient trees

    The year begins in February with the Snowdrop festival which offers visitors a great opportunity to see the snowdrops sitting in contrast to the winter aconites with their beautiful yellow colouring.

    Early spring sees the Daffodils in bloom and when you take a look from the River Tweed towards the abbey there is a wonderful view of yellows and greens. This coming year will see the return of our wild grass meadow where we hope that nature will take its course and self-seed.
    One of the most picturesque times of year to visit is in the autumn when the leaves are changing colour on the trees. A fantastic sight!

    How to find us

    8m South East of Melrose on the B6404, near St Boswells
    Public transport as far as St Boswells - 20 mins walk to Abbey



    Silver GBTS, VS rating 5 Star


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    • Daffodil Displays

    Opening Times

    Monday: 10am to 4pm Tuesday: 10am to 4pm Wednesday: 10am to 4pm Thursday: 10am to 4pm Friday: 10am to 4pm Saturday: 10am to 4pm Sunday: 10am to 4pm also:

    Open All Year - check website for timings

    Admission prices

    Adult: £6 Child: £3.60 Concession: £4.80


    Picnic area Shop Car park Toilets

    Coach parking, reasonable wheelchair access, bicycle rack, children’s quiz, self-service tea & coffee



    TD6 0RQ


    01835 822 381
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