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Sweetheart Abbey

Sweetheart Abbey

Sweetheart Abbey, New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway. A Ciistercian monastery which was founded in the eleventh century by Dervorguilla of Galloway, in memory of her husband, John de Balliol. Also known as Abbey of Dulce Cor, Dulce Cor being Latin for Sweetheart. Still a very imposing structure which has fallen down in places and been rebuilt over the centuries.