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Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Monteviot House Gardens

Description: The grounds and gardens of Monteviot House. Arboretum, Rose Garden and herbaceous shrub borders. Water garden. On the banks of the River Teviot. Ownership: Private Situation OS ref: NT 648245 How to get there: By car: Leave the A68 south of St Boswells, opposite turn off to Ancrum, onto B6400. 2 miles to Monteviot. By public transport: Regular bus service from S...
Type: Gardens

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Ancrum Old Parish Church

Description: Virtually no trace remains of the original church recorded in 1116 AD. The now ruined building which was built in the 18th century is outside the present village. Repaired in 1832, but abandoned about 1890, when the new church, within the village, was built. Ownership: In Ancrum Graveyard Situation – OS ref: NT 621248 How to get there: By car: Off the B6400 road, to the ...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Ancrum Village Green and Market Cross

Description: A carved stone cross stands on the triangular village green, where regular markets took place from 1490. Bishop Blackadder of Glasgow, as feudal lord of the village, set up a market in a failed attempt to turn the village into a centre for trade and commerce. Ownership: Public place Situation – OS ref: NT 628245 How to get there: By car: In the centre of the village of ...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Cessford Castle

Description: Built about 1450 for Andrew Ker, the ruins of this castle remind one of the turbulent times during the 16th century when the Border area was the scene of continuing warfare between the Scots and the English, and, in times of cross-border peace, between the various families along the border. The Ker family and its various branches was involved in much of the fighting, various Kers ha...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

HARESTANES COUNTRYSIDE VISITOR CENTRE Description: This centre offers events, exhibitions and countryside walks for all the family. Published programme of events for the whole year. Has the biggest and best children’s play park in the Borders. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 641244 How to get there: By car: Just off the A68, near Ancrum, between St Bos...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Walking at Harestanes Visitor Centre

Description: There are four walks which start and finish at the centre plus access to St Cuthbert's Way. Cricket Park Walk (signposted Yellow) Circular walk, 1.5 km long and suitable for pushchairs and assisted wheelchairs. River Teviot Walk (signposted Blue) Linear walk, 6km to viewpoint at Nisbet Mill Cauld. Folly Loch Walk (signposted Red) Circular walk, 6km includes section on...
Type: Walking

Fulton Tower, near Bedrule

Description: Lying between Jedburgh and Hawick, these are the remains of a 16th century tower house. It was held by Margaret Home of Cowdenknowes prior to her wedding to William Turnbull of Bedrule. It is recorded as one of the towers destroyed by the Earl of Hertford during his raids which devastated the Borders in 1545. Around the house are the turf-covered remains of the houses and outbuild...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Jedburgh Abbey

Description: One of the four great Border Abbeys, founded by David I. The visitor centre contains the priceless Jedburgh Comb and other artefacts found during the excavation of the Abbey site. Ownership: Historic Scotland Situation – OS ref: NT 650204 How to get there: By car: Within the town of Jedburgh, on the A68 Edinburgh to Newcastle road. By public transport: Regular bus serv...
Type: Abbeys

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum

Description: 19th century Howard Reform prison with a local history interpretation centre and audio tours. On the site of the Royal Castle of Jedburgh. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 648202 How to get there: By car: Within the town of Jedburgh. Up the hill from the town Square, going South. By public transport: Within walking distance of the town centre....
Type: Museums

Jedburgh Greyfriars

Description: The foundations of the last monastic house to be founded in Scotland are visible in this garden. Many medicinal herbs and local varieties of fruit tree are to be found here. Interpretation tells the story of this 16th century house of the Observantine Franciscan friars and its destruction by English artillery in 1545. Ownership: Situation – OS ref: NT 650208 How to get t...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Kilnsike Tower, near Chesters

Description: A good example of a 16th century bastle house, or fortified farmhouse, which provided shelter from the cross-border reivers or raiders in the days before peace reigned between Scotland and England. A lower floor provided a store and shelter for the few animals, and a removable stair up to the living quarters gave the occupants the chance of holding out until help arrived. Owners...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre

Description: Formerly named Mary Queen of Scots House, this property tells the story of Mary Queen of Scots , her tragic life, and of her visit to Jedburgh in 1566. Audio Tours available Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 651206 How to get there: By car: Within the town of Jedburgh. Just off the main street. By public transport: Within walking distance of th...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Harestanes - the New Play Area

Refurbished in June 2005, the new play area attached to the Harestanes Visitor Centre, near Ancrum must be one of the safest and best to be found, anywhere. Come and try it out - there are facilities at Harestanes for children of all ages - from 1 to 101! Closed during the winter months November to mid March...
Type: Leisure-Activities

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Woodside Plant Centre and Café

Description: Woodside is an independent garden centre in a Victorian walled garden. In addition to a wide variety of outdoor plants, the garden centre also has a shop selling gardening tools and accessories. There are demonstration and kitchen gardens, as well as a wildlife garden developed jointly with the RSPB. A café with outdoor seating offers great views of wild birds feeding. Ownersh...
Type: Gardens

Southdean Old Parish Church

Description: The ruins of the medieval church of "Zedon" where, in 1388, Scottish nobles planned an invasion of England watched by an English spy. The spy gave himself away, but bought his life by betraying the English plans. This helped the Earl of Douglas, the Scots leader, to gain victory over the English led by Harry "Hotspur" at the Battle of Otterburn. Douglas, however,...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Ferniehirst Castle

Description: Built as the seat of one of the main branches of the Kerr family, it was the home of the late Marquis & Marchioness of Lothian. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 652179 How to get there: By car: Just off the A68, one mile south of Jedburgh. By public transport: Intercity buses between Edinburgh and Newcastle stop at Ferniehirst Castle road end. Season...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Peniel Heugh and Waterloo Monument

Description: A 150 foot tower, built between 1817 and 1824 to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo, standing on a hill top near to Harestanes Visitor Centre. The tower itself is NOT open to the public. Ownership: Private land. Situation – OS ref: NT 653263 How to get there: By car: For walkers, the best way is to park at the Harestanes Visitor Centre and then follow the marked walk to...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Pennymuir Roman Camps and Dere Street

Description: At Pennymuir the ramparts and entrances of two marching camps are particularly well preserved. Close to what is now the border, they are a reminder of the many occasions on which Roman legions marched north from York and Hadrian's Wall to reach their bases at Trimontium and further north. It was a major route into the area from the 1st to 4th centuries. Dere Street itself can b...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Scottish Borders Jedburgh