Driving over the English Scottish Border on the A68,
visitors are first presented with a sweeping Border
landscape from the heights of the Carter Bar.
breathtaking view on a good day, often seen with valleys
shrouded in mist and hilltops peeking through a sea of
cloud, the Border landscape is quite unique.
Peppered with remnants of a turbulent past, most
Border towns hold much for the tourist. Jedburgh in
Scotland is no exception.
Leaving the town of Jedburgh from the market square and
heading up the Castlegate towards Hawick,
Club borders the twisting roadway over by the Dunion
Hill. Jedburgh Golf Club welcomes visitors of all
abilities. The course is parkland in style with gorse
and broom. Water features lend character to the course
and come into play on a number of holes.
Each hole at
Jedburgh Golf Club presents its own
challenge, but accuracy and course management is
rewarded, especially on the shorter par 4 holes. Most of
the holes are played on the flat, with gradual slopes
leading to the higher parts of the course. The view from
the top of the course across the Cheviots is
Buggy and trolley hire is also available and should
be reserved in advance at the time of booking.
VISITING PARTIES AND GOLF PACKAGES
Rates for visiting parties (12 players and above) are
available on request. The club offer a number of
different golf and meal packages. Please contact the
secretary or the catering manager for further details.
Jedburgh Golf Club has a modern bar and restaurant area
which seats up to 50 people and is open 7 days a week
during the summer season. The lounge bar looks out onto
the course. We also offer changing rooms with shower and
Jedburgh Golf Club is situated in the Scottish Borders
just 55 miles north of Newcastle and 50 miles South of
Edinburgh. The course is signposted from the town centre
which is less than 1/2 mile from the golf course.
For enquiries, please Tel:
Accommodation And Angling
With much to see and do in Jedburgh,
Jedburgh is an ideal location for touring the Borders.
If your fancy is a spot of angling, the Teviot and Tweed
are never far away. With ample accommodation in and
around Jedburgh, why not reserve accommodation at Nisbet
Old School House complete with fishing rights to
stretches of the River Teviot.
Nisbet Old Schoolhouse is situated amidst the superb
scenery of the Mid - Teviot Valley. It lies
approximately five miles north east of Jedburgh and can
be approached from the A698 Hawick / Kelso main road or
the B6400 Ancrum / Kelso secondary road. The cottage
stands in the small village of Nisbet and is ideally
located for fishing on the River Teviot in the Scottish
Nisbet Old Schoolhouse is let along with fishing rights
for the ‘Monteviot Beat’, but can be let without the
fishings at a reduced rate.
The cottage can accommodate a maximum of six people in
River Teviot, a main tributary of the River Tweed, is
predominantly a game fishing river with a salmon season
extending from 1st February to 30th November, but which
shows best results during the “autumn run” in
October/November. The season for brown trout extends
from 1st April to 30th September.
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Experienced staff are on-hand to make
your visit an enjoyable one. The centre has grown from
strength to strength and the Trust and staff are
committed to providing a high quality service ensuring
customer satisfaction at all times.
Making the most of your leisure time has
never been easier with this superb facility only a few
minutes walk from Jedburgh town centre.
With ample free parking facilities all
within a minutes walk, the Laidlaw Memorial Pool is an
ideal venue for your fitness and relaxation.
Welcome to The Royal Burgh
Of Jedburgh, a charming town located at the Southern end of
Scotland. Jedburgh nestles in the valley of Jed Water, amongst glorious
Scottish Border countryside. Typical of the Scottish Borders, Jedburgh is
in the heart of lush green pastures, tree clad hills and valleys
where the river Jed flows into the Teviot at Jedfoot. The
accompanying photographs of Jedburgh help illustrate the character
and charm of Jedburgh to visitor and tourist alike.
Jedburgh, known locally as "Jethart", is a warm and welcoming
Border town that greets visitors from the South with majestic
views of Jedburgh Abbey and The Parish Church. Jedburgh hosts a fine selection of tearooms and
restaurants with plenty to see and do within the town boundaries.
Jedburgh has a bowling green, fitness centre, public baths and a
golf course set high in the hills overlooking the town.
Breathtaking views of the Cheviot Hills provide the backdrop to a
challenging 9 hole golf course soon to become 18 holes in the
spring of 2006.
For those interested in architecture and the history of
Scotland, why not drift back in time examining the magnificent
remains of Jedburgh Abbey, Jedburgh Castle Gaol and Mary Queen of Scots
House before taking a riverside walk passing by the Piper's House
in Duck Row and the 16th Century Canongate Bridge.
Jedburgh is steeped in history and contains a wealth of
historical and architectural jewels.
The history of Jedburgh dates back several centuries when around AD
830, Bishop Ecgred of Lindisfarne formed two settlements on the
Jed Water, calling them both by the same name.
The oldest form of
this name is written Gedwearde - meaning "the enclosed
settlement by the River Jed" and this dates from around
Jedburgh Abbey from the South. Abbey
place can be seen on the left. The photograph was taken near the
site of the old Jedburgh Victoria Laundry.
By the mid 16th century, the name ‘Jedworth’
was being used. Situated close to the border between Scotland and
England, the town saw more than its fair share of turmoil. During
the Wars of Independence in the 13th and 14th centuries, Jedburgh
was captured by the English captured on numerous occasions.
The town and Abbey were burned three times in the 15th century
by the English, providing evidence of the strategic value of the
town. Attacks from the English continued to the 16th century and
several attempts were made to restore peace to the area.
The 'Mercat' Square and County
Buildings photographed early morning.
A priory was founded by King David 1
(1124-53) in 1138 and its status was raised to that of an Abbey in
1154.In the early years of the Wars of Independence, the Abbey was
wrecked and plundered by the English under Sir Richard
The Abbey was thrice ravaged in the 15th century, in 1410, 1416
and again in 1464. In 1523 English troops, under the Earl of
Surrey, put the Abbey to the torch once more. Repair work was
completed only to have the buildings burned again by the Earl of
Hertford in 1544.
Jedburgh Abbey and War Memorial set
against a clear spring sky. Jedburgh abbey and grounds are very well
preserved complete with a comprehensive tourist information centre
at the south of the boundary.
The Abbey was suppressed in
1559 as part of the religious Reformation in Scotland. Suppression
meant that the monks could no longer recruit new members to the
order. The Abbey church was then used as the parish church until
1875 when a new church was built in the town. The Abbey then
ceased to be a place of worship. After this, the architect Sir
Robert Row and Anderson, under the guidance of the Marquis of
Lothian, started restoration work on the Abbey. In 1913 the Abbey
was taken into guardianship by the H.M. Office of Works and is now
a Historic Scotland monument
The Tourist Information Centre shown opposite should be the
first port of call for visitors to the town. With much to see in
Jedburgh, a Town Trail has been created with key locations
including Jedburgh Abbey, The Piper's House, Canongate Bridge,
Queen Mary's House, The Jedburgh Friary, Prince Charlie's House,
Jedburgh Castle Gaol, Newgate and more.
The Jedburgh Town Trail provides the visitor with an added
dimension to local history and gives a flavour of the town’s
development over the years.
Jedburgh Tourist Information Centre
with the Town Hall buildings on the left.
The Trail is about 2 miles
(3 km) long. Allow 2 hours to walk the trail but further time
should be added if visiting the Abbey and the Castle Gaol. The
walk starts and finishes at the Jedburgh Tourist Information
Centre in Abbey Place, where a free illustrated copy of this text
may be obtained, together with a Trail map of the town.
One section of the walk
takes you alongside the River Jed . Having walked from the
underpass near the Abbey and along the riverside, you will come to
Piper’s House and the Canongate Bridge. The Piper’s
House dates from 1604 although it was remodelled in 1896.
If you look at the lintel over the central window on the first
floor, you can see the initials of the builder, Adam Ainslie and
his wife Janet. The date - 1604. The window replaced the original
entrance door that was at the head of a flight of stone stairs.
The town’s last official piper, Robin Hastie, is said to have
occupied a portion of the house. On the last crow step (stones on
the gables giving a stepped appearance) to the south east, there
is a carved figure of a piper. According to Sir Walter Scott, the
Hastie family had been Burgh Pipers for three hundred years. When
Hastie died in the early 19th century, Scott wrote that "old
age had rendered Robin a wretched performer but he knew several
old songs and tunes, which have probably died with
The Pipers House and Canongate Bridge
Canongate Bridge, now used only as a
footbridge, was at one time the principal route into the town. It
is interesting to note that, for defensive reasons, the approaches
to the bridge are more or less at 90 degrees. Built in the 16th
century, this is an attractive three-arched bridge.
Under each arch are chamfered ribs. Originally each span had
four ribs but the easternmost arch now has only two. Notice the
way the cutwaters - which relieve the pressure of the flowing
water on the bridge - carry right up to parapet level. When you
get onto the bridge itself, you see the reason for this, in that
they form refuges where pedestrians could get out of the way
safely of traffic. This would have been for most of the time horse
traffic, including the stagecoach from Edinburgh to Newcastle.
Canongate Bridge Jedburgh. Built in the 16th
century, the main entrance to the town.
Bordering the riverside walk, this picnic
area is an ideal point to relax in the early morning sunshine.
Jedburgh Abbey as seen from the Riverside
Jedburgh Castle Gaol - This
was built on the site of a Royal Castle constructed to defend the
town from southern attacks. The Royal Castle would have overlooked
the entire town. Although the precise date when the castle was
built is in doubt, it was in existence in the 12th century as King
Malcolm IV died there in 1165.
Jedburgh Castle Gaol. Now a museum containing
many pieces of local history. This is a web view of a panoramic
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The Castle was demolished
in 1409 on the orders of Regent Albany. By 1819, all that was left
on the hill was the town’s gallows. The following year, work
started on the construction of a prison based on the design
principles of the penal reformer John Howard. No longer a prison,
the building now serves as a local history museum and here you can
see videos on local events such as Handba' and the Jethart
MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS HOUSE
Recently renamed as
Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre, this property tells the story
of Mary Queen of Scots , her tragic life, and of her visit to
Jedburgh in 1566.
Audio Tours are available. The grounds of Mary Queen Of Scots
House are beautifully kept and are sheltered by walled gardens
enclosing a variety of flowers, trees and shrubs. A tranquil
spot to catch your breath as you decide where to visit next in
Mary Queen Of Scots House - Jedburgh.
Jedburgh Abbey stands in the background.
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