Jedburgh Tourist Information

Jedburgh castle

Jedburgh castle

Gateway to Scotland, a mere 10 miles from the English border, Jedburgh is one of the most beautiful gateway heritage towns you’re likely to visit. This Scottish Borders town is home to one of four of the Border Abbeys and is brimming with a further selection of heritage attractions including the old castle jail and Mary Queen of Scots House.

Jedburgh Abbey ruins, the remarkably intact remains of an Augustinian Priory founded in 1138, are a magnificent must-see, with the scars of invasion and attack clearly evident. Find out more in the adjacent visitor centre featuring a model of what the abbey, an architectural masterpiece in its day, would have originally looked like.  Take a tour of the 19th Century Jedburgh Castle Jail for a grizzly tale or two and explore the fascinating Mary Queen of Scots House – a house Mary nearly died in after catching a fever en-route to Hermitage. Her death mask is within, alongside exhibits on the fated Queen and her links with Jedburgh.

Join the Borders Abbeys Way at Jedburgh Abbey, a circular long-distance walking trail linking all of the main Scottish Border Abbey towns with spectacular abbey ruins including Melrose and Kelso, with detours off to abbey ruins like Dryburgh. Jedburgh is the perfect choice for a holiday exploring the ancient Scottish Borders, the nearby Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park.

Choose from a great selection of welcoming B&Bs, quaint holiday cottages and boutique hotels in Jedburgh. The town contains select furniture and housewares shops and for places to eat and drink you’ll find everything from licensed coffee shops to traditional inns and restaurants catering well for vegetarians. Jedburgh has its own fine microbrewery – the Scottish Borders Brewery.  Sample their finest at the Cannon Inn on Exchange Street. Whether you’re looking for a great Scottish Borders and Northumberland touring base or a travel stopover, Jedburgh B&Bs, hotels and cottages are the ideal choice. Book online now with Iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.