The pretty market town of Jedburgh is the gateway to the Scottish Borders and one of the most visited towns in the area. The town is steeped in history with plenty to see and do and surrounded by the glorious borders countryside.
Jedburgh lies on the banks of the River Jed and is a perfect location to enjoy the best of the Scottish Borders. Here you'll find a market place, colourful renovated buildings, lots of cafes and restaurants serving homemade produce and a number of specialist shops selling antiques and other items of interest.
The town's most famous attraction is Jedburgh Abbey, which dates back to the 12th century. Other popular places of interest include the historic prison and the castle, which has been the subject of numerous reported ghostly experiences including sightings of a piper on the battlements; the ghost hunts are optional.
The town has a rich past, including English invasion in the reign of Henry VIII and its most famous resident, Mary Queen of Scots; her home can still be visited today.
If you enjoy walking, horse riding or mountain biking, you will be spoilt for choice, with majestic countryside, heather-clad hills and wind swept moors on the doorstep, Jedburgh is an ideal base to experience a range of outdoor pursuits. The famous river Tweed is also close by for those who enjoy a spot of salmon fishing.
Located south of Jedburgh is The Jedforest Deer and Farm Park; a working farm, with herds of deer, rare breeds of sheep, pigs cattle, ducks and chickens and Birds of Prey demonstrations, the farm makes a perfect day out for the children.
You will be sure of a warm welcome in the bonny Borders, so search for holiday cottages in Jedburgh today.