Balmerino Abbey
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Balmerino Abbey

A small fishing village and former port on the Firth of Tay, N Fife, Balmerino lies 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Newport-on-Tay. Balmerino Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded in 1229 by the widowed queen of William the Lyon, was destroyed during the Reformation but in 1936 its remains were given into the care of the National Trust for Scotland by the Earl of Dundee.

A Spanish Chestnut tree here is one of the oldest of its kind in the country. The village was designated a Conservation Area in 1987.

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