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The abbey was founded by Cistercian monks in 1136 on the irrigable, fertile plains alongside the River Tweed. After a period of prosperity and rebuilding by Robert the Bruce in the 14C, it met with the fate of most Scottish abbeys: secularisation and the decline of the community, followed by the deterioration of the buildings. The ruins were restored on the initiative of Walter Scott from 1822 to 1826, making the site a popular place to visit in the mid-19C.

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Opening hours :

  • [Apr-Sep: 9.30am-5.30pm; rest of year: 9.30am-4.30pm - closed 25-26 Dec]

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