Dryburgh Abbey

Dryburgh, St Boswells, Roxburghshire, TD6 0RQ

01835 822 381
 

Access

There are currently some access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure, while we undertake high-level masonry inspections. Find out more about our conservation work.

The abbey nave, including Sir Walter Scott’s Tomb, grounds, shop and toilets are open.

Face coverings

In line with Scottish Government guidance, we strongly encourage visitors to continue to wear face coverings in interior spaces.

Carers tickets

In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry and as advised by Capability Scotland, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.

We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.

Parking

The small, level tarmac car park has two accessible bays.

Approach to site

The visitor centre is 100m from the car park along a path paved with concrete slabs. It is mainly on the level with a slight incline near a gate.

A 130m-long level concrete path leads from the visitor centre to the monument. There is a short section of gravel where the gradient is steeper than 1:10.

Visitor centre

The ticket office has step-free access. The exit is down a slightly sloping concrete ramp with a handrail on one side.

Monument

The abbey nave and transepts have a short grass surface, which is firmer in dry weather. There are also areas of stone paving slabs.

There is a step-free, 100m-long, gravel path around the site to the gatehouse and refectory (both of which are also surfaced in gravel).

A flight of 10 uneven stone steps (no handrail) leads from the nave down into the cloister. An alternative route from the refectory up into the cloister has 12 steps with a handrail on one side.

The chapter house in the cloister is down a single historic stone step and 10 modern timber steps with handrails on both sides.

Toilets

Nearest adapted toilet is about 4 miles away at:

St Boswells bus stance
Main Street
St Boswells

Dogs

Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Dryburgh Abbey, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

The abbey nave, including Sir Walter Scott’s Tomb, grounds, shop and toilets are open.

There are currently some access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure, while we undertake high-level masonry inspections. 

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 5pm
Last entry 4.30pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.15pm

We recommend booking online in advance to guarantee entry.

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