Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the abbey. The abbey nave, including Sir Walter Scott’s Tomb, will be open from June 24th.
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
- Autumn Colour
- Daffodil Displays
- Spring bulbs
- Tree Collection/Champion Trees
Opening TimesMonday: 9.30am until 5.30pm last entry 4.30pm Tuesday: 9.30am until 5.30pm last entry 4.30pm Wednesday: 9.30am until 5.30pm last entry 4.30pm Thursday: 9.30am until 5.30pm last entry 4.30pm Friday: 9.30am until 5.30pm last entry 4.30pm Saturday: 9.30am until 5.30pm last entry 4.30pm Sunday: 9.30am until 5.30pm last entry 4.30pm also:
Open All Year - Check historicenvironment.scot for latest information
Admission pricesAdult: £3.50 Child: £2.75 Concession: £2.00
FacilitiesCar park Picnic area Shop Toilets
Coach parking, bicycle rack.
Phone01835 822 381
We’re sorry there are no scheduled events at the moment. We’re always updating our site so please continue to come back and check