Places to Go/Things to do

Jedburgh and its surrounding areas offer a wide range of places to go.

Jedburgh Abbey. Explore one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s. Built over more than 70 years, Jedburgh is striking for its unusual mix of Romanesque and early Gothic architecture. 

Mary Queen of Scots House. Mary, Queen of Scots’ House in Jedburgh is a museum devoted to Mary Stuart, who may have stayed there during a visit during the 16th Century.

Jedburgh Castle & Museum. Jedburgh Jail looks like a grand castle, but inside it’s a different story! The museum is a 4 star visitor attraction and gives visitors a taste of what life was like in a 1820s prison. You can walk through the original cell blocks, see some of inmates and their conditions and follow their stories. The building has also gained a reputation for ghostly sightings!

Jedburgh Town Trail. The Trail is approximately 2.5km (1 1/2 miles) long. This should take about two hours to complete but further time should be added if you visit the Abbey and the Castle Jail.

The Jed Water. The Jed Water is a river and a tributary of the River Teviot in the Borders region of Scotland. The river in past times was the main source of water for the monks living in Jedburgh Abbey. It gives its name to Jedburgh and Jedforest.

Golf. Within the Scottish Borders there are hidden some challenging gems. Friendly, welcoming, enjoyable and inexpensive – a golfing holiday in the Scottish Borders will be the perfect break. Tweed Cottage is available all year round, from January to December. This makes it the ideal location from which to discover the delights of golfing in the Scottish Borders.

Fishing. The Tweed, along its captivating 97-mile course, will leave you feeling satisfied to know that you've been fishing in one of the top salmon rivers in the world. Discover why it's so popular with local anglers and thousands of others, who travel from all over the world to catch a fish in it.

The Scottish Borders are ideal or recreational fishing. The Tweed is the obvious first choice to fish although there are some other delightful rivers such as the Teviot, Whiteadder and Till.

Walking. The Visitor Information Centre in Jedburgh provides free of charge a booklet entitled ‘Walking in the Scottish Borders’ which features over 30 walks. This booklet is also featured in the information folder in Tweed Cottage.

Cycling. Tweed Cottage is the ideal base for a cycling holiday. The Scottish Borders is fast gaining 
a reputation as a centre of excellence for mountain biking with some of the best trails, passes and cycle lanes in Europe offering great cycling for all abilities. Around the Scottish Borders you will find over 20 cycle routes that all start and finish in major towns.