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  • Address: Cloisters Road, Melrose TD6 9LW, Scotland
  • Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm (until 4:30pm in Winter)
  • Admission: Adults: £5.20, Children: £3.10
Even in its ruined state Melrose Abbey exudes an air of authority. The site, a product of the 12th-century ecclesiastical building boom, was built for the Cistercian order during the reign of King David I. The graceful arched window frames are a product of later rebuilding in the Gothic style, and the intricate stone carvings of that era are still very much in evidence.

As well as its spiritual role, this is an important historic location as the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart. The site was much envied by the English who attacked it repeatedly over the centuries, and you can still see marks left by Oliver Cromwell’s cannons during the English Civil Wars.

Practical Info

The town of Melrose is on the River Tweed, around an hour’s drive south of Edinburgh.

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Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, null
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Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Join this small group tour (maximum 16 passengers) and travel to the amazing and mysterious 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, across the historic Scotland/England ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.69
Da Vinci Code and Scottish Borders Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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Da Vinci Code and Scottish Borders Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Visit Rosslyn Chapel and learn the truth about the Holy Grail on a "Da Vinci Code" tour to the Scottish Borders. You'll hear the true history of the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.63
Holy Grail and Knights Templar Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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Holy Grail and Knights Templar Tour from Edinburgh

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See glorious views of the Tweed Valley as you stop for a photo opportunity at Scott's View, fall in love with the amazing Melrose Abbey where the heart of ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $57.52
Borders and Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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Borders and Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh

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A tour that takes you from Edinburgh over the border to England and back. You’ll have ample time to explore one of the UK’s best castles, Alnwick Castle, made ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $53.69
Historic Scotland Explorer Pass, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

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Enjoy free entry to 78 of Scotland's top attractions with the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass – a flexible sightseeing pass that allows you to visit the sites ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 day and 7 day passes available

From USD $38.35
Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Borders and Glenkinchie Distillery Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, ... 
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Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Borders and Glenkinchie Distillery Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore the legends of Rosslyn Chapel and journey through the Scottish Lowlands on this borders tour. Discover Melrose Abbey, the fabled resting place of the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.02

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