The dorter (or dormitory) at Dryburgh Abbey is located on the first floor on the east side of the cloister. It lay above the chapter house and the warming house.
In the 16th century a residence was constructed in the space above the chapter house.
The Ministry signs use the term ‘dormitory’ rather than the Latin ‘dorter’.
Remains of one of the windows of the dorter can still be seen.
It was accessed via the night stairs that lead into the south transept of the church.
The day stairs were located on the south side of the chapter house.