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Dryburgh Abbey

Dryburgh Abbey (drĪˈbərə) [key], Premonstratensian abbey, Scottish Borders, SE Scotland, on the Tweed below Melrose. Founded in 1150, it was several times destroyed (1322 and 1545) and rebuilt and is now a picturesque ruin, a favorite subject for etching and painting. It belonged at one time to ancestors of Sir Walter Scott and contains his tomb.

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