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Sweetheart Abbey

On A710, New Abbey DG2 8BU, Scotland
+44 1387 850397
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A monument to human and divine love, Sweetheart Abbey was named for its founder, Lady Dervorgilla, who was buried here with the embalmed heart of her beloved husband. War inflicted much damage to the buildings, but the abbey church, with a stone effigy of the founder, survives almost intact.
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On A710, New Abbey DG2 8BU, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Easy to find and there is plenty of parking, it's an absolute beautiful place to visit. Whilst there you must give the Abbey Tearoom a try (next to the Sweetheart Abbey).

Thank MLouise55
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Set in the lovely village of New Abbey. . There is an admission charge. You can see all of the Abbey from outside the paying area.

Reviewed May 7, 2017

This is a beautiful abbey with romantic history. Surrounding countryside beautiful and nearby village has tearooms if in need of refreshments.

Thank Julie T
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Love looking around old ruins, this one is lovely, staff from Historic Scotland were friendly and Informative especially Carol Anne. Also a nice walk around the ruins,

Thank kathymac10
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

You can see the abbey without entering the grounds. However we felt it was worth the entrance fee to get a better feel of the place.

1  Thank Glen&Isobel
Reviewed April 19, 2017

An interesting diversion for an hour or so, Sweetheart Abbey is one for those of us who like a good ruin, although it will not detain you for more than an hour or so, and is priced accordingly.

Thank alexathodgeheg
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Being that this is now an annual visit to the Abbey to take a little tour with the lovely guide (Mark) who was busy tending to the grounds when we arrived. He was happy as always to take our kids around and give a bit...More

Thank Tikitoura
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Very cool visit. A cool story behind the founder of the Abbey and what still stands. The staff was very friendly. The kids loved running around. We got some great family photos.

1  Thank kaptin8
Reviewed April 6, 2017

The abbey is lovely and the story behind it very romantic. Even though it is quite small it is very atmospheric especially with the graveyard next to it. The guy in the ticket box was very knowledgeable and I think it was good value for...More

1  Thank Tracey074
Reviewed March 21, 2017

We were travelling from Dumfries to the Solway Coast when we came across this beautiful Abbey. As it was a Monday in March we didnt have to pay to get in as there wasnt anywhere actually open to pay! I do think its a bit...More

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