Sweetheart Abbey

New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BU

01387 850 397
 

Access

You can visit the cloister, but 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 rest of the site. Find out more about our conservation work.

Parking

The large public car park next to the abbey is level loose gravel. There are no accessible bays marked.

Approach to site

The site entrance is about 90m from the car park along a level tarmac road.

Visitor centre

There is a step up into the visitor centre.

Monument

Sweetheart Abbey is on relatively level ground. The main routes around the monument are surfaced in gravel or short cut grass. Surfaces are firmer in dry weather.

There is a good view of the remains of the abbey from the cloister path, which is surfaced in gravel.

The numerous archaeological remains within the grass around the site and in the nave can be difficult to see.

There are steps down into some rooms, but these can also be viewed from the cloister path.

There is one step up from the porch into the nave.

Toilets

There is an adapted toilet in the public car park next to the abbey.

Dogs

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

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Sweetheart 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.

Access Guide

For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide

Historic Scotland

Opening times

You can visit the cloister, but 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 rest of the site.

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

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