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01387 850397


Historic Scotland- Sweetheart Abbey
In New Abbey village on the A710
New Abbey

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In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), Historic Environment Scotland have taken the decision to close public access to our staffed properties and offices until further notice. Read the full statement at:

*Due to concerns with about some areas of the stonework following a routine survey,Sweetheart Abbey is closed until further notice. Please refer to the Historic Environment Scotland website for updates*

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. The abbey church, with a stone effigy of the founder, survives almost intact.


Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
Adult: £6.00
Child aged 5–15: £3.60
Child under 5: FREE
Concession: £4.80

Opening Times

1 April to 30 September 2019:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm, last entry 5.00pm

1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020:
Daily except Thursday and Friday, 10am to 4pm, last entry 3.30pm

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