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Visiting Sweetheart Abbey in New Abbey, Scotland

Visiting Sweetheart Abbey in New Abbey, Scotland | PACK THE SUITCASES

Have you heard the one about the 13th century lady who carted her dead husband’s embalmed heart around with her and then when that wasn’t extreme enough, she built a gigantic abbey in memory of him? No? Well, you have now.

You don’t get that kind of thing on Take Me Out, do you?

The beautiful ruin of Sweetheart Abbey lies in the pretty village of New Abbey, in the Dumfries and Galloway area of south-west Scotland. It’s well worth a visit even if you’re not into history.

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