Balmerino Cistercian Abbey North Fife Scotland

Tour Scotland video of Balmerino Cistercian Abbey in North Fife. This Cistercian monastery situated on the south bank of the River Tay in North Fife was founded in 1229 by the widowed queen of William the Lyon, then destroyed during the Reformation. Mary Queen of Scots was certainly a visitor here in 1565, and more than likely lived in the Abbot's House as a guest of Sir John Hay, the first Lay Commendator of the Abbey.