Planning a trip to Scotland? You may want to visit the four Border Abbeys, Melrose, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Kelso, founded by King David I of Scotland in the 12th Century. A recent BBC article looks at the history of the religious sites in a troubled area. (photos)
All the abbeys are now in ruins, destroyed by the army of the Earl of Hertford, on the orders of Henry VIII, in the 16th century. Today the abbeys are considered some of the most scenic, beautifully-landscaped sites in the country.