Spider’s Web at Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Melrose and drove to nearby Dryburgh Abbey. Now a romantic ruin, the Abbey was founded around 1150 for a cadre of monks known as premonstratensians. Influenced by its location, the abbey was subject to attacks by English armies in 14th and 16th centuries with final denouement at time of the Reformation in 1560. Here are buried Sir Walter Scott and Earl Haig.

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