Sweetheart Abbey

Interesting
The beauty and charm of the ruins of Sweetheart come from the colourful contrast between the warm red sandstone and the green lawns. Founded in 1273 by Dervorgilla, wife of John Balliol, Sweetheart was the last Cistercian foundation in Scotland. The buildings are surrounded by a wall that initially had two entrances. The main buildings having disappeared, the major interest here is the church which has stood the test of time.

Useful information

Address:

Main, DG2 8BU New Abbey

Phone:

+44 1387 850397

Price:

5 £ (-15 years old 3 £)

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 9.30am-5.30pm; rest of year: daily except Thu-Fri 10am-4pm - closed 1-2 Jan and 25-26 Dec

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