Melrose Abbey

Abbey Street, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9LG

01896 822 562
 

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Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the abbey church. Find out more about our conservation work.

The abbey grounds, cloister and museum are open. 

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We recommend booking in advance to guarantee entry.

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

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Opening times

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the abbey church. 

The abbey grounds, cloister and museum are open. 

The accessible entrance route is currently closed. Unfortunately, this means there is currently no wheelchair access to the site.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 5pm
Last entry 4.15pm

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

We recommend booking online in advance is recommended to guarantee entry.

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