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The mellow red tones of the Dryburgh stone make this abbey one of the most attractive of the Border abbeys founded by David I of Scotland (1084-1153). The building was begun in 1150 but it was attacked several times by the English in the 1300s and was greatly damaged when the town of Dryburgh was razed in 1544. Its majestic ruins stand in a splendid secluded setting on a meander of the Tweed. Look out for the "night" stair that leads to the dormitory. Walter Scott is buried in the eastern chapel. The conventual buildings are very well preserved.
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