Things To In Jedburgh, Scotland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jedburgh Castle Jail.