Melrose Abbey is a Gothic-style abbey in Melrose, Scotland. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks, on the request of King David I of Scotland. It was headed by the Abbot or Commendator of Melrose. Today the abbey is maintained by Historic Scotland.
Melrose Abbey (St Mary's Abbey) was founded in The east end of the abbey was completed in Other buildings in the complex were added over the next 50 years. A structure dating from 1590 is maintained as a museum open to the public.
Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders, Scotland (Andrew Wood Photography)
Driving in Scotland
See many magnificent historic sites, places like the Melrose Abbey, the Dunnotar and Dunrobin Castles. Ferry over to Orkney, discover Speyside’s distilleries and drive to the spectacular Isle of Skye. Our Scotland self-drive tour begins in Edinburgh and ends in Glasgow which allows plenty of time to explore the Fort William and Glen Coe regions. Get ready for an epic road trip! #scotlandroadtrip #scotland #drivinginscotland
The colours of our Cuthbert's sock yarn are named after places along the long distant walk St Cuthbert’s way. St Cuthbert’s way links Melrose abbey where St Cuthbert started his religious life in AD650 to the remote island of Lindisfarne, now often known as Holy Island. The route links several sites associated with Cuthbert including Cuthbert’s cave where we did the photoshoot for our meandering monk sock pattern. #cuthbertssock #whistlebare #whistlebareyarn #handdyedyarn #sustainablefashion…