Melrose Abbey Photos

Melrose Abbey ruins (with parts dating from its founding in 1136) was one of the most important churches in the Borders area of Scotland. It is run as museum by Historic Scotland (HES). The Abbey is surrounded by a quaint village.

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Melrose Abbey ruins rise above Melrose town. Melrose, Scotland.Melrose Abbey ruins rise above Melrose landscape. Melrose, Scotland.Melrose Abbey ruins run as museum by Historic Scotland. Melrose, Scotland.Gothic details of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Melrose Abbey ruins rise above Melrose town. Melrose, Scotland.Melrose Abbey ruins rise above Melrose landscape. Melrose, Scotland.Melrose Abbey ruins (with parts dating from founding in 1136) run as museum by Historic Scotland (HES). Melrose, Scotland.Gothic details of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Flying buttresses with sculptures at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Arches in ruins of nave with screen which closed off monk's choir at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Side aisle at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Pier structure at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Flying buttresses with sculptures at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Arches in ruins of nave with screen which closed off monk's choir at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Side aisle at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Pier structure at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Carved columns at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Surrounding hills seen through window of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.15th C arches at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Nave details at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Carved columns at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Surrounding hills seen through window of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.15th C arches at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Nave details at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Stone corbels at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Exterior carvings decorate Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Towers of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Towers of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Stone corbels at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Exterior carvings decorate Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Towers of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Towers of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Carvings on towers of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Northern aspect of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Sculptural features of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Bearded wall sculpture with scroll at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Carvings on towers of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Northern aspect of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Sculptural features of Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Bearded wall sculpture with scroll at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Wall sculptures at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Saints carved over Gothic arch at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Carved arch with head at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Gravestones before Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Wall sculptures at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Saints carved over Gothic arch at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Carved arch with head at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Gravestones before Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Tomb monuments at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Presbytery ceiling decorated with Apostle carvings at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Ruins at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Climbing flowers at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Tomb monuments at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Presbytery ceiling decorated with Apostle carvings at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Ruins at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Climbing flowers at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Ancient channel at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.House of Commendator now museum building at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Ancient abbey floor tiles in museum at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Structural stone carvings from church in museum at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Ancient channel at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.House of Commendator (non-monastic abbey administrator) now museum building at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Ancient abbey floor tiles (13th C) in museum at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Structural stone carvings from church in museum at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Stone cross head in museum at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Vault rib key-stone or boss in museum at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Vault ribs in museum at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Priorwood Garden run by National Trust for Scotland beside Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Stone cross head (13th C) in museum at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Vault rib key-stone or boss (14th C) in museum at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Vault ribs (13th C) in museum at Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Priorwood Garden run by National Trust for Scotland (NTS) beside Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.
Melrose Market Cross unicorn holding shield on Market Square. Melrose, Scotland.Red sandstone Bank of Scotland on north side of Melrose Market Square. Melrose, Scotland.Heritage building on Melrose Market Square with projecting clock. Melrose, Scotland.Melrose High Street seen from Market Square. Melrose, Scotland.
Melrose Market Cross (1645) unicorn holding shield on Market Square. Melrose, Scotland.Red sandstone Bank of Scotland (1897) on north side of Melrose Market Square. Melrose, Scotland. Architect: George Washington Browne.Heritage building (19th C) on Melrose Market Square with projecting clock (1892). Melrose, Scotland.Melrose High Street seen from Market Square. Melrose, Scotland.
Flower garden & greenhouse near Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Pub meal. Melrose, Scotland.

Flower garden & greenhouse near Melrose Abbey. Melrose, Scotland.Pub meal. Melrose, Scotland.


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