Things to see and do - Jedburgh
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Founded in 1138 for the Augustinian order, it was one of the many Border abbeys established by David I to spread monasticism in 12C Scotland. The mellow stone church took 75 years to complete and witnessed the coronation of Malcolm IV and many other royal events. It was often plundered and attacked before its final destruction in a raid in 1545. The ruined church is a majestic example of 12C architecture with an imposing west front, while the rhythm and design of the nave display the assurance of an art well mastered. The mid-12C east end is notable for the massive pillars as well as for the Norman rounded arches and chevron decoration. From the south aisle, a Norman doorway leads to the cloisters. Although only the foundations of the conventual buildings have survived, the layout can be clearly distinguished as it follows a classical pattern.
- Address : 45 Abbey Bridge End GB - Jedburgh TD8 6JQTD8 6JQJedburgh
- Phone : 01835863925
- Prices : free of charge