Melrose Abbey

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Country: United Kingdom Region:
Scotland
Town:
Melrose
Category:

temple

building

tourist attraction

castle

Recommended for children from the following age groups:
  • 3-7
  • 7-12
  • 12-16

Built about 650 AD by monks, the Melrose Abbey was the first Cistercian monastery located at the Scotland. Unfortunately, in 1385 was largely destroyed by the army of Richard II.

Its surviving remnants are today one of the most famous Scottish ruins. During the excavations that took place in the Melrose Abbey, archaeologists stumbled upon a closed casket, which had a plaque attached testifying the fact that inside there is the heart of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland in the years 1306 to 1329. The container has been re-buried and at the surface a new carved plaque was placed to mark the burial site.

Other interesting objects found during the excavations can be seen in the Abbot House, a museum located in the northern part of the abbey. The quite well-preserved fragments of walls with interesting sculptures are also of particular interest.

Melrose Abbey

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Adress:

Abbey St  Melrose TD6 9LG, Wielka Brytania

Gallery:
Opening days and hours:

open from April 1 to September 30, daily from 9:30-17:00 and from October 1 to March 31, every day from 9:30-16:30

Tickets adults:
5.50 GBP
Tickets children:
3.30 GBP
Pass:

n/a

Additional information:

- students and seniors: 4.40 GBP

Phone:

+44 1896 822562

Source:

sunnycompany.com

Updated on

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

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