Melrose Abbey

Abbey Street, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9LG

01896 822 562
 

Access

Parking

There is a Pay and Display public car park 75m from the abbey and electric charging points are available (run by Scottish Borders Council) with two accessible bays, but this can be busy during summer months. There is also on-road parking nearer to the site.

Approach to the site

The site is approached along a level tarmac path.

While high-level masonry inspections are taking place, alternative arrangements are in place for people requiring an accessible route. This route will provide access to the cloister, chapter house and monks’ choir area.

If you would like to enter the abbey by the accessible route, please purchase your ticket at the Melrose Abbey shop, which has ramped access and a door which is 0.78m wide. From there, one of our colleagues will accompany you just over 100m around the corner to a level entrance at Cloisters Road, which is 1.02m wide.

Dogs

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

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Melrose 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.

Toilets

Toilets are at the east end of the site via 6 stone steps with no handrails. The nearest adapted toilet is on Abbey Street, 170m away.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

The abbey grounds, cloister and museum are open. 

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. 

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 is recommended to guarantee entry.

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