Dryburgh Abbey Archway


Heron on the Tweed

This heron wasn't the only one looking out for a tasty morsel. There was a fly fisherman up to his thighs in the river.

The River Tweed at Dryburgh


Dryburgh Abbey Church looking east

It doesn't always rain in Scotland! Dryburgh Abbey dates back to 1150. Hugh de Moreville was the main landowner in the area. His family had come across from Normandy with William the Conqueror 84 years earlier, and he himself had befriended King David I of Scotland. Dryburgh's location in the Scottish borders meant that it inevitably became caught up in the wars between England and Scotland. It is said that in 1322 Edward II's army, retreating south to England, took exception to the sound of the bells of…

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Jedburgh Abbey First Floor

Jedburgh Abbey, a ruined Augustinian abbey which was founded in the 12th century, is situated in the town of Jedburgh, in the Scottish Borders. The foundation appeared to have the status of 'priory' in the early years and a man by the name of Daniel was described as the Prior of Geddwrda in 1139. The church was later raised to the status of monastery before becoming, in the years prior to King David's death in 1153, a fully fledged abbey dedicated to the Virgin Mary, probably in 1147.

Jedburgh Abbey Ground Floor

Jedburgh Abbey, a ruined Augustinian abbey which was founded in the 12th century, is situated in the town of Jedburgh, in the Scottish Borders. The foundation appeared to have the status of 'priory' in the early years and a man by the name of Daniel was described as the Prior of Geddwrda in 1139. The church was later raised to the status of monastery before becoming, in the years prior to King David's death in 1153, a fully fledged abbey dedicated to the Virgin Mary, probably in 1147.

Abbey Arches


Coffee Corner

As one gets older then the first thing to do when visiting an area is to find a coffee shop with a loo.

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Melorose Abbey

St Mary's Abbey, Melrose is a partly ruined monastery of the Cistercian order in Melrose, Roxburghshire, in the Scottish Borders. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks at the request of King David I of Scotland, and was the chief house of that order in the country until the Reformation. Courtesy of Wikipedia: www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=Melrose+abbey+history It was largely destroyed by Richard II's English army in 1385.
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