Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey

This Cistercian abbey south of Edinburgh was founded in 1136 and is now in picturesque ruins. It said to enshrine the heart of Robert the Bruce.

Holly Hayes

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248988
Names
Melrose Abbey
Categories
church
monastery
abbeys
ruins
abbey churches
religious complex
Affiliations
Christianity
Roman Catholicism
Cistercian Order
Styles
Gothic
medieval

Timeline

1136

Construction of Melrose Abbey