Dryburgh Abbey’s history starts in 1150. It was the first Premonstratensian abbey to take root in Scotland.
Though it may not have reached the same heights of influence and wealth as other Scottish orders, it held its own as an example of sincere monastic life. What’s more, the ruin’s grounds serve as the final resting place of Sir Walter Scott.
This interesting guide brings to life the story of the abbey and the monks who resided there, describing important events and struggles that occurred during its history.