The Sykes Cottages Guide To Jedburgh

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Jedburgh is an ideal place to visit on a cottage holiday. Ten miles north of the English border, historic Jedburgh is a fascinating town set among beautiful, rolling green hills. Like so many towns in this area, its story is one of repeating sacking and rebuilding, and is told in the town’s visitor centre, which brings alive the turbulent and bloody history of the Scottish Borders region. Mary Queen of Scots is associated with the town, and a leisurely ramble along the town trail takes in some of the best sights. Jedburgh Abbey is a stunning ruin, standing unbowed on the banks of the Jed River, and Mary Queen of Scots House is a beautiful sixteenth century tower where the troubled Queen stayed in the middle of that century before visiting her future husband in Hermitage Castle. The displays recount the sad history of her life.

Also worth seeing is the Castle Gaol, Prince Charlie’s house, the Piper’s House and Goose Pool, among other historic buildings. Enjoy a riverside stroll, or explore the lush surrounding countryside. Jedforest Deer and Farm Park and the Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre both offer excellent days out, particularly for families with young children. Or visit Monteviot House, an ancient and eccentric Borders country home, and the Gardens, which include woodland walks, an arboretum, and water, rose and river gardens all thoughtfully laid out over thirty acres of beautiful heritage parkland overlooking the river Teviot. From Jedburgh, Edinburgh, with its famous castle, Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Palace and excellent shopping is an easy day trip.

Why not take a look at our self catering cottages in Jedburgh?

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