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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm





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.


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.


Nearest adapted toilet is about 4 miles away at:

St Boswells bus stance
Main Street
St Boswells


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. A no fouling rule applies at all our sites.

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