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Sweetheart Abbey

This site is closed while we work hard to make sure our historic attractions can be enjoyed whilst making sure the experience is safe for everyone.

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.

Due to concerns with some areas of the stonework following a routine survey, the areas around the high remains of Sweetheart Abbey are closed until further notice. Only the low remains, cloister area and adjacent grassed areas to the south of the site are open to visitors (free of charge).
T: 01387 850 397
E: customer@hes.scot
W: www.historicenvironment.scot/sweetheart-abbey/
A: New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8BU
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