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Dryburgh Abbey

Dryburgh Abbey, founded in the 12th century, near Kelso, Scottish Borders, Scotland. Photographic Print of Dryburgh Abbey from Robert Harding.

Dryburgh, one of the four great Border abbeys, stands
on a picturesque site alongside the river Tweed near St
Boswell’s. it was the first Scottish home of the White
Canons of the Premonstratensian order, and was
founded in 1150 by Hugh Morville, Constable of
David I.

The abbey was burned by the English in 1322, 1385,
1461 and 1523, but the ruins are remarkably complete.
Much of the surviving building is dated as 12th—13th
century.

Etched into a foundation stone in the ruined
northern wall of the nave is a merelles board, merelles
having been a board game, similar to the modern
noughts and crosses, introduced into England by the
Normans.

Dryburgh Abbey Scotland

The abbey is most famous as the burial place of
Scotland’s most notable novelist, Sir Walter Scott.
Field Marshal Earl Haig is also buried here. A huge
statue of Sir William Wallace stands above the abbey.
Facilities include a visitor centre.

 

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