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  • Dryburgh Abbey

    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


    Promotional Themes

    • Autumn Colour
    • Daffodil Displays
    • Snowdrops
    • Spring bulbs
    • Tree Collection/Champion Trees

    Opening Times

    Monday: 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 for latest information

    Admission prices

    Adult: £3.50 Child: £2.75 Concession: £2.00


    Car park Picnic area Shop Toilets

    Coach parking, bicycle rack.



    TD6 0RQ


    01835 822 381
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