Melrose Abbey, Scottish Borders

Melrose Abbey, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Today, I collected by small group from the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh and proceeded as follows:

  • Firstly to Melrose Abbey, a stunning sandy pink coloured ruin built for Cistercian monks in the 12th century on direction of Kind David I of Scotland.. The building suffered heavy damage at hands of  English troops in 1322 and 1385 with final straw being 1545 under the ‘rough wooing’ policy of Henry VIII. The embalmed heart of King Robert the Bruce was found here in 1920. Read more on Tour Scottish Borders, Tour Scotland…

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