Shorts – St Aebbe’s Monastery

Published on
January 10, 2019

Synopsis:

A man searches for the lost site of St Aebbe’s monastery on St Abbs Head, South Eastern Scotland.

Written by
Mark Nicol

Historian – Filmmaker – Blogger – Guided Tours – Group Speaker

Read my Post or Watch my Video below.

Shorts – St Aebbe’s Monastery

[vc_row][vc_column][templatera id=”2254″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row color_scheme=”white”][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:50|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

St Aebbe was the daughter of the King of Bernicia, she founded the monastery at St Abbs (which is named after her) around 630AD.
Recent investigations have implied that the site of the monastery may be very close to the current Coldingham Priory.
But for me there is no doubt that the remote Kirk Hill on StAbbs head is the place. This is in keeping with St Columba’s remote monastery on Iona, the first Melrose Abbey, cut off from normal life on a promontory in the Tweed and of course Holy Island, Lindisfarne.
We visited the site and the foundations and ditches of the complex are still just visible…

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1567264430171{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column][templatera id=”2260″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][templatera id=”2264″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

You May Also Like:

Yester Castle and Goblin Hall

Yester castle was build in the 1260s. Although in East Lothian in was considered a stronghold in the wars of independence and served as a Border Stronghold.

Borders Monoliths & Hillforts

A man finds a strange hidden monolith in the Peebles area of the Scottish Borders then goes looking for the place where it’s builders lived!!

Ruberslaw Scottish Borders

A man climbs Ruberslaw in the Scottish Borders for the first time and wonders at the stunning panoramas.

Whitslaid Tower, Lauder, Berwickshire

Whitslaid Tower, Lauder, Berwickshire situated just of the A68, 2 miles south of Lauder

Shorts – Peebles standing stones

A man sees a drawing of 2 standing stones on-line then searches for them on the ground

Got any Questions?
Ask away…..

Follow me on:

Follow me on my Social Streams where exclusive and extra content can be found
A like and follow of my channels goes a long way in encouraging me to create more fascinating content for you!