Melrose Abbey Scotland

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.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248988
Names
Melrose Abbey
Coordinates
55.5991434° N, 2.7180404° W
Dates
1136-46

Location Map

Map showing the location of Melrose Abbey, Melrose, Scotland. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

Aerial View

Aerial view of Melrose Abbey, Melrose, Scotland. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

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Timeline

1136
Construction of Melrose Abbey