Learn about the Chronicle of Melrose, written at the abbey during the 12th century. Take part in our illuminated letter activity and try creating writing as beautiful as the lettering in the chronicle.
Chronicle of Melrose
Saturday 20th May 2017
10am - 4pm
A step-free route is available, including
three steep wooden ramps with antislip
covering and handrails on one side.
The path from the ticket office to the
church is a level cobbled surface.
A roof top view is accessible through a
doorway of 130cm high and 86cm wide,
via a stone spiral staircase of 74 steps
with a rope hand rail on the inside only,
and a small, low doorway giving access
to viewing platform.
The cloister, from which the remains
of the outbuildings can be seen, has a
grass path around it and a grass ramp
access from the church’s nave.
The Commendator’s House is separated
by Cloister Road to the north and is
accessed by four stone steps down from
the cloister level, and then up seven
stone steps with a wooden hand rail on
There are gates with sliding latches on
both sides of Cloister Road.
Abbey Street, Melrose, Roxburghshire TD6 9LG
Contact0131 668 8885 or email@example.com
Included in Abbey admission price
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