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Melrose Abbey (HES)
Melrose Abbey (HES)

Melrose Abbey (HES)

At one time probably the richest abbey in Scotland. Burial place of the heart of Robert the Bruce.

Trace the lives and beliefs of medieval monks in one of Scotland's largest and richest medieval abbeys. You will find remarkable sculptures of saints, demons and the famous bagpipe-playing pig. The treasures displayed in the museum include medieval spectacles, a scribe's inkwell and a carved Green Man.The Cistercian monks and their lay brothers created an influential spiritual centre and a wealthy business around the abbey. King Alexander II and the mummified heart of Robert the Bruce are buried here.

Contact and Information

Abbey Street
Melrose
TD6 9LG
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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

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Gift Shop
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Picnic Area

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