Directions to Dryburgh Abbey

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel
Nestled on the edge of the small village of St Boswells, adjacent to the River Tweed and Dryburgh Abbey, just 10 minutes from Melrose and just over an hour from Edinburgh and Newcastle, Dryburgh Abbey Hotel provides the perfect location for touring or taking a short break in Scotland any time of the year. More

‘Must Do’s’ when staying with us include:
Exploring Dryburgh Abbey. Perhaps the most beautiful of all the Border Abbey ruins and ravaged by war many times, these atmospheric monastic ruins, and burial place of Sir Walter Scott, lie immediately adjacent to the hotel. More

Fishing the River Tweed
The River Tweed has always been internationally famous for its salmon fishing. We have direct access from our grounds for trout fishing on this unspoilt stretch of river and offer free rod hire for guests. More

Discovering Scots View
Overlooking the River Tweed and Eildon Hills this breathtaking view was one of Sir Walter Scott’s favourite places for picnics and contemplation and has recently been voted one the Scottish Borders most romantic spots. More

Visiting Sir Walter Scott’s Home
Not to be missed an unique opportunity to view Sir Walter Scott’s immense collection of historic relics, weapons and armour, and over 9,000 rare books, private chapel, beautiful grounds and gardens at Abbotsford, Sir Walter Scott’s home situated near Melrose. More

Discovering Braveheart’s Statue
Hidden away in woods walking distance from the hotel, at a place you would never imagine, you will discover a colossal 22-foot high sandstone statue of ‘Braveheart’ himself, William Wallace, who was so active in the Wars of Independence.

Indulging in Specialist Shopping
From Tweed to Tartan, to indulging in cashmere, crafts and jewellery, the charming towns of the Scottish Borders offer an intriguing selection of individual shops. We can also organise chauffeur driven champagne shopping trips to Edinburgh for anyone looking to totally indulge.