Visit New Abbey and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway. Nestling in the valley of the New Abbey Burn, among woods and dominated by Criffel (1,866 ft) and its twin peak, Knockendoch, New Abbey village is a place of great beauty. Indeed, it would be this even without the warm red pile of Sweetheart Abbey, which towers above the single-storeyed whitewashed cottages. The “New” in the name is to distinguish it from Dundrennan Abbey, founded 130 years earlier. The old smithy in the village has a fine l8th century motto
By Hammer and Hand
All Arts do Stand
on a stone over its door; nearby, an octagonal pillar at the corner of a house marks where the present street passes through the precinct wall of the Abbey — which, as a massive structure of granite boulders, is clearly seen as you enter the village over the New Abbey Burn Bridge.
Abbey House, at the Dumfries end of the village, incorporates 16th, 17th, and 18th century structural elements; it was occupied by Gilbert Broun, the famous last Abbot of Sweetheart.
An attractive l8th century water-mill building sits at the end of the bridge, while, rather less than 1 mile from the village, on a steep-faced hillock above the Glen Burn, stands the circular 60-ft Waterloo Tower erected “To our Gallant Prussian Allies under Marshal Blücher”. From the summit of Criffel on a clear day the magnificent view (mentioned by William and Dorothy Wordsworth) includes the Irish coast, the Isle of Man, the Galloway Highlands, Queensberry, and the Cheviots.
Nearby towns: Annan, Dalbeattie, Dumfries, Lochmaben
Nearby villages: Beeswing, Cargenbridge, Carrutherstown, Carsethorn, Clarencefield, Collin, Colvend, Crocketford, Dalton, Drumpark, East Barcloy, Glencaple, Greenhill, Haugh of Urr, Hightae, Holywood, Kelton, Kingholm Quay, Kippford, Kirkbean, Kirkconnell, Kirkgunzeon, Kirkton, Locharbriggs, Lochfoot, Mainsriddle, Maxwelltown, Mouswald, Nithsdale, Palnackie, Racks, Rockcliffe, Ruthwell, Shawhead, Springholm, Tinwald, Torthorwald
Have you decided to visit New Abbey or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a New Abbey bed and breakfast (a New Abbey B&B or New Abbey b and b)
- a New Abbey guesthouse
- a New Abbey hotel (or motel)
- a New Abbey self-catering establishment, or
- other New Abbey accommodation