JEDBURGH TOWN GUIDE
Jedburgh is a beautiful small town and has a population in the region of just over 4000. The town is on Jed Water and is 10 miles North East of Hawick. There is a site of a Roman Fort approx 3 miles East of jedburgh. Jedburgh Abbey dates from 1118.
A Visitor Centre portrays its turbulent past. In 1566 Mary Queen of Scots stayed in Jedburgh in a house that now tells the story of her tragic life. Winner of the country town prize in Beautiful Scotland in Bloom, Jedburgh today offers an attractive setting to follow the town trail, take a riverside walk or browse amongst the shops in the colourful renovated buildings in the Market Place and Canongate.
Focal point of the local calendar is the Jethart Callant Festival in early July when the Callant leads his mounted supporters in two weeks of ceremonial rideouts to places linked with the town's history. Festival Day is followed by the Jedburgh Border Games, South of the town is the award winning Jedforest Deer and Farm Park, whilst at the 16th century Ferniehirst Castle, the grounds and Kerr Information Centre are open to visitors on a limited basis. Near Ancrum to the north lies Monteviot House Gardens on the banks of the river, and Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre offering indoor and outdoor activities.
Visitors to the town can enjoy free parking; local publications include a Town Plan, mini-guide, town trail and countryside walks.
Places of interest include Ferniehirst Castle, Jedburgh Abbey, Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum, Mary Queen of Scots House, Monteviot House Gardens, Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, Jedforest Deer and Farm Park, Jedburgh Golf Club (9 hole) and the Mounthooly Golf Driving Range.
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