CAV 038 New Abbey (2)

Sweetheart Abbey is a 13th Century Cistertian Abbey, in the village of New Abbey, built by Devorgilla Baliol in memory of her husband. The story tells that when he died she had his heart embalmed and she carried it with her for the rest of her life in a silver casket. She is buried below the high altar with the casket. The monks later renamed the abbey, Sweetheart Abbey.

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