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Ancient Arches, New Abbey, Scotland photo via rebecca (kat: As the ancient wall feel down the land that was only talked about in whispers is suddenly revealed. With the heart beating like a fierce drum and the sound of surf pounding in your ears there is only one question left unanswered. And that is if you will cross the threshold or not.)
Melrose Abbey is a Gothic-style abbey in Melrose, Scotland. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks on the request of King David I of Scotland. The last abbot was James Stewart, natural son of James V, who died in 1559.Scottish kings and nobles are buried at the abbey. The embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is also said to rest on the abbey's grounds, while the rest of his body is buried in Dunfermline Abbey.