Place of worship
Beautiful red sandstone ruined abbey. Lady Dervorgilla had the abbey built as a tribute to her beloved husband . When he died she had his heart embalmed and carried it with her until she died and was then laid to rest with him. Close to the scrumptious Sweetheart Abbey coffee and gift shop.
Enjoy the sites of the historic abbey and have a bit to eat at the Abby cottage tearoom.
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.
In the village of new Abbey this was a Cistercian monastery founded in 1275.
Sweetheart Abbey 8 miles south of Dumfries, near to the Nith in south-west Scotland, was a Cistercian monastery, founded in 1275 by Dervorguilla of Galloway, daughter of Alan, Lord of Galloway, in memory of her husband John de Balliol. His embalmed heart, in a casket of ivory and silver, was buried…
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