Dryburgh Abbey

Dryburgh Abbey was founded about 1150 by Hugh de Moreville under the influence of King David I of scotland, an active and reformed of both church and state. His wife, a hungarian princess, also has the oldest chapel within the edinburgh castle. De Moreville chose the Premonstratensian order for Dryburgh. this order of canons, founded in 1120, adopted an austere rule based on that followed by the Cistercians. Like many of the border abbeys, Dryburgh suffered during the repeated wars with England.The 12th Earl of Buchan bought the land in 1786 in order to transform its crumbling remains into a focal point of local tourism. Sir Walter Scott is buried in its grounds.


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