Today, our group commenced Edinburgh and travelled south through the Scottish borders. Here, we visited Melrose Abbey which dates from 1136. The Abbey has had a chequered history being battered by the English, rebuilt and then robbed of stone. Novelist Sir Walter Scott instigated repairs in the 19th century.

The Abbey is located in the pleasant country town of Melrose and is worth a visit if in the area. Robert the Bruce’s heart was buried at the Abbey.
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