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Top Choice Ruins in Jedburgh

Jedburgh Abbey

Dominating the town skyline, this was the first of the great Border abbeys to be passed into state care, and it shows – audio and visual presentations telling the abbey's story are scattered throughout the carefully…
Scottish in Jedburgh

Capon Tree

Attractively combining smart and casual, this welcoming bistro and bar does modern Scottish cuisine. Plates are beautifully, though not fussily, presented and ingredients are of high quality. The overall package is …
Cultural in Jedburgh

Jethart Callant's Festival

This two-week cavalcade recalls the perilous time when people rode out on horseback checking for English incursions. It's perhaps the most notable of the Common Riding festivals of the Borders. There are various rid…
Historic Building in Jedburgh

Mary, Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre

Mary stayed at this beautiful 16th-century tower house in 1566 after her famous ride to visit the injured Earl of Bothwell, her future husband, at Hermitage Castle. The interesting exhibition evokes the sad saga of …
Pub Food in Jedburgh

Carter's Rest

Right opposite the abbey, here you'll find up­market pub grub in an attractive lounge bar. The standard fare, which includes a lighter menu of soup and panini at lunchtimes, is fleshed out with an evening dinner men…
Museum in Jedburgh

Jedburgh Castle Jail

Jedburgh Castle was a victim of Scotland's wars for independence but this smart 1820s prison was built on the site as part of a jail reform program. You can check out the original cells and some prisoners' stories a…