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

Melrose Abbey Ruins at Dusk (Melrose, Scotland)
View of the abbey church from south at dusk. Ruins of Melrose Abbey, Melrose, Scotland. Holly Hayes
Location map of Melrose Abbey, Melrose, Scotland. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of Melrose Abbey, Melrose, Scotland. Click to enlarge.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248988
Article Title
Melrose Abbey
Dates
1136-46
Coordinates
55.5991434° N, 2.7180404° W map · aerial
Postcode
TD6 9LG

Page Info

Place ID
248988
Title
Melrose Abbey, Melrose, Scotland
Added By
Holly Hayes
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 13, 2022