Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey

Date

23 August 2015

Location

Melrose, Scottish Borders
NT 54814 34114; 55.59852°N, 2.71864°W

Information

Melrose Abbey was founded by David I in 1136 and was the first Cistercian monastery in Scotland. The building was attacked several times by the English in the 14th century and following the assault in 1385 by Richard II’s forces, it had to be entirely rebuilt, which took about 100 years to complete. Various Scottish kings and nobles were buried in the abbey and it was also the resting place of the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce.

Further Reading

Melrose Abbey (Historic Scotland);
Melrose Abbey (Wikipedia)

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey

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