This evening, I am presenting some images from a recent visit to Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders.

This is a ruined Cistercian Abbey founded by King David I of Scotland around AD1136. It was largely destroyed by an English army in 1385 but was rebuilt in the early 15th century.

The Abbey is famous as the burial place of the heart of King Robert the Bruce.

The site now ranks as one of Scotland’s most famous ruins because of its elegant and elaborate stonework . Nearby is the Commendator’s House which contains a large collection of objets trouves including Roman artifacts.

Next to the Abbey is Priorwood Garden where plants are grown specifically for dried flower arrangements. There is also a dried flower shop on site.

Melrose itself is a pleasant little town and well worth a visit