Things To In Jedburgh, Scotland.

10th August 2016crelgey

Having a family member with a caravan close by to Jedburgh has meant that it is now somewhere we visit at least once yearly. Though quiet, it really is a beautiful place and basks in some amazing history.

With this in mind, I thought I’d do a brief post with a few things to do in Jedburgh, if you’re staying in the town, nearby or even just passing through.

 


Jedburgh Abbey.


Coming into Jedburgh from the south on the A68, you’ll first view the top of Jedburgh Abbey.

Originally founded as a priory to demonstrate to the English that the Scots could build just as well, 16 years later it became an abbey.

The abbey is located on the banks of Jed Water in all its glory and really is a sight, attracting many visitors year after year. Taking a walk through the town, we always stand a marvel at the abbey for some time, each visit.

The attached visitor centre offers a great insight into the mass of history attached to the abbey. For a charge, you are able to enter the ground of the abbey, which we have yet to do, but we will.

More information here.

 

Jedburgh Abbey  Jedburgh Abbey
jedburgh abbey

 

 


Mary Queen Of Scots House.


I’m not a historian, or anything close, but I do enjoy learning when I choose. I remember reading about Mary Queen Of Scots as a child in Tudor books my parents had bought me. I found it quite fascinating. I hadn’t realised any connection between the town and Mary until we arrived, but made sure I visited this house.

The house is really well maintained and set upon lovely well kept grounds and gardens and with the entrance being free, there’s nothing to really complain about. Each room set out the story of Mary Queen Of Scots, with short descriptions and many artefacts on show. Access to the rooms is by a narrow spiralled staircase.

More information here.

 

Mary Queen Of Scots House


 

 


Border Meringues.


I couldn’t not add an eatery and you won’t be disappointed. I can’t quite remember how I come across Border Meringues, but it’s safe to say that I now visit each time.

Border Meringues is located just off the main road through Jedburgh, the A68, in a very small business estate. Recently refurbished, there is plenty of seating inside as well as out. With inside also boasting a fab children’s area with toys and books.

As their name suggests they offer some amazing meringues, which come in all different sizes and all sorts of fillings and sides. Their displays also house lots of other cakes and sweet treats. However, if you’re feeling more savoury, they also have light bites and snacks on their menu, which I sadly can’t comment on as we purely visit for the sweet stuff.

More information here.

 

Border Meringues

border meringues

 

 


Jedburgh Castle Jail.


 

Comments (8)

  • Jess Drury

    10th August 2016 at 9:46 am

    I love Jedburgh, we passed through on the way to Edinburgh on a work colleague's recommendation and ended up staying a lot longer than anticipated. It's such a beautiful little place and Border Meringues do the most incredible food! I think I had some caramel shortbread when I went, I still think of it fondly now.

    Jess
    alrightblondie.com

    1. Caroline

      31st August 2016 at 10:28 am

      It's definitely becoming somewhere we love too. 🙂 I'll definitely be trying their lunch menu next time and a meringue. 🙂 x

  • Kelly McKenny

    10th August 2016 at 3:39 pm

    We passed near here not so long ago and now I really wish we'd stopped off! Will have to do another visit soon – Border Meringues alone seems worth it!

    1. Caroline

      31st August 2016 at 10:29 am

      Aw, shame! Yes, you definitely need to stop by next time.. Border Meringues is definitely your kind of place. 🙂 x

  • by Lauren Jane

    11th August 2016 at 11:33 am

    This looks so pretty!! The Border Meringues has my name all over it.

    Lauren xx

    1. Caroline

      31st August 2016 at 10:30 am

      it really is. So much history and things to discover, but yes.. It's all about the cake.lol xx

  • June Maughan

    15th March 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I enjoyed reading this as it reminded me of the time we hopped over the border to Jedburgh 2 years ago! I always get a thrill from the fact I can venture to another country so close to home and by car! I enjoyed the sites you mentioned plus the castle and it’s jail, it was so interesting. I think Jedburgh is an underrated destination which is a shame! ?

    1. crelgey

      20th March 2017 at 9:46 am

      Aw thank you for stopping by. 🙂 I agree, I really like Jedburgh. It;s got some great history and stories to tell. 🙂

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