• The ruins of the 13th-century Cistercian monastery
    The ruins of the 13th-century Cistercian monastery© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The Abbey was founded in 1229
    The Abbey was founded in 1229© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The grounds of Balmerino Abbey
    The grounds of Balmerino Abbey© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The old ruins are all that is left of the Abbey
    The old ruins are all that is left of the Abbey© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The grounds contain one of the oldest Spanish Chestnuts in the Country
    The grounds contain one of the oldest Spanish Chestnuts in the Country© The National Trust for Scotland

The ruins of Balmerino Abbey are a fine example of a 13th-century Cistercian monastery. The Abbey was founded in 1229, and became a dwelling house of the lords Balmerino after secularisation in 1603.

Visitors may not enter the buildings, which are undergoing stabilisation work, but can view them from the grounds.

The grounds contain an ancient Spanish chestnut tree, one of the oldest in the country.


Middle Cottage Hill of Tarvit

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