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  • 1 Jedburgh Abbey Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    45 Abbey Bridge End

    Founded in 1138 for the Augustinian order, this was one of the many Border abbeys established by David I in a bid to spread monasticism in 12C Scotland. The stone church took 75 years to complete and was the setting for the coronation of Malcolm IV a..

  • 2 Canongate Bridge Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Old Bridge End

    A narrow, mid-12C triple-arch bridge with pointed buttreses and refuges for pedestrians.

  • 3 Mary Queen of Scots House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. Queens

    This is the attractive 16C tower house where Mary Queen of Scots stayed when she made her 32 km ride to Hermitage Castle. It is now the Visitors Centre. Engraved glass panels, paintings and documents relate the life of this hapless queen.

  • 4 Georgian Jail and Museum

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    The prison with its strict reforming ethic, built in 1823 on the side of the original castle, was considered one of the most modern jails of its day. It centred around the governor's block which overlooked the three centrally-heated cell blocks, link..

  • 5 Castlegate

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    Castlegate has several attractively restored houses. Nos 64 and 67 on the left have two sculptures, set into the walls, one of which might present Turnbull's bull. The abbey close was once the scene of a visit from Scott to the Wordsworths in 1803; h..

  • 6 Market place

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Market Place

    A plaque marks the original site of the market cross where merchants used to lay out their wares. The plaque on the County Buildings commemorates Walter Scott's first defence of a case in 1793.

  • 7 Ferniehirst Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ferniehirst Castle occupies a strategically important site, near a major road not far from the border with England. It made an ideal base for the Wardens of the Middle March, as the region was called. The present building with its attractive rubble s..

  • 8 Jedforest Deer and Farm Park

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Set in around 300ha of farmland, the Jedforest Deer and Farm Park has an array of rare breeds of sheep, cattle, pigs, goats and poultry. Beyond the belts of trees are enclosures where stags and deer roam.

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