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Newbattle Abbey

Newbattle Abbey is set in 125 acres of beautiful parkland just outside Edinburgh and contains a wealth of Scottish history. Built on the site of a medieval Cistercian Abbey, the main building has been remodelled and extended and today showcases the best of Scottish craftsmanship and interior design.

Over nine centuries of exciting history, Newbattle Abbey has only ever had three owners. The first of these were the Cistercian monks who founded the Abbey of Newbattle in 1140 during the reign of King David I. The Newbattle monks were the first to mine coal in the area and were most probably Scotland’s first miners. Their economy extended to sheep farming and they established salt pans at Prestonpans in East Lothian. During various skirmishes with English troops over the centuries, parts of the original Abbey were destroyed by fire or demolished.

Book a guided tour for your group and discover Newbattle Abbey’s fascinating 900-year history. This beautiful building has welcomed royalty since 1140 and has links to Mary Queen of Scots, the Declaration of Arbroath and the Spanish Armada.

This site also serves as a venue for events such as weddings, training courses, afternoon teas, etc.
T: 0131 663 1921
E: enquiries@newbattleabbey.com
W: www.newbattleabbey.com
A: Newbattle Road, Dalkeith, EH22 3LL
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