Welcome to Jedburgh

Welcome to Jedburgh



Jethart (the town's ancient local name) is situated in a vast and varied countryside area of outstanding beauty. It is the largest town in the 100 miles between Newcastle and Edinburgh (along the A68 trunk road).


A Modern Market Town

A Modern Market Town



Jedburgh hosts a good number of specialist shops and outlets, including our award winning butchers.

Whether you are looking for food or clothing, antiques or artwork, or anything in between, we are sure you will be able to find something that suits every taste.


Jedburgh Abbey

Jedburgh Abbey



Now in the care of Historic Scotland, the abbey is one of the most impressive attractions for visitors to the Borders.

Standing high on the left bank of the Jed Water, it has endured a turbulent 900 year history.


Castle Jail

Castle Jail



On the original site of the castle of Jedburgh, the 19th century jail is the only remaining example left in Scotland of a Howard Reform prison.

The Jail was built in 1820 to a design by Archibald Elliot, one of the most fashionable architects of the day. The Museum now illustrates the history of Jedburgh and prison life in reconstructed rooms using audio visual period artifacts.


Mary Queen of Scots House

Mary Queen of Scots House



The young Mary Stuart arrived in Jedburgh in 1566 to hold a Circuit Court, and a 16th Century bastel house (fortified house) was put at her disposal.


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Welcome To Jedburgh


The pretty market town of Jedburgh is situated on the main A68 in the south eastern corner of Scotland, and located 10 miles from the border with England. It has panoramic views at Carter Bar and is just over an hour's drive away from Scotland's vibrant capital, Edinburgh. This Royal and Ancient Burgh forms the historic gateway to Scotland.The town is dominated by a magnificent 12th century Augustinian Abbey with its dedicated visitor centre, while amenities include free car and coach parking with adjacent comfort stops and free WiFi access. There are restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea, and relax in the picturesque market place. Jedburgh hosts a good number of specialist shops and outlets, including our award winning butchers.


A Place To Visit....A Place To Stay


As an important Border town, Jedburgh is packed with history. Take a look at Victorian reforms to prison life with a visit to the Castle Jail... or follow in the footsteps of many famous folk who have enjoyed the delights of this beautiful town by following the town trail - Bonnie Prince Charlie, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns, William Wordsworth all walked these ancient streets. While arguably the most famous, Mary Queen of Scots, took up residence here - a visit to her 16th century fortified house will reveal the story of her tragic life.

However, Jedburgh is not just about its history - it is a living, vibrant market town. With its annual Jedhart Callants Festival and a firm focus on the country life, Jedburgh offers a superb quality of life when looking for a place to visit and enjoy. There are many delightful pathways to suit walkers of all abilities, and along with horse riding, golf, and angling, all within a 10 mile radius including the world famous River Tweed - not to mention the excellent accommodation options - Jedburgh also provides the perfect base for your holiday or short break in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

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