Jedburgh Abbey

Jedburgh Abbey

Jedburgh Abbey
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Architectural Buildings
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The grounds and shop are now open (the rest of the abbey remains closed). One of the four border abbeys, Jedburgh Abbey was founded by David I in around 1138 for Augustinian canons. Explore the fascinating Jedburgh Abbey along with its visitor centre and surrounding herb garden with aromatic plants and a stone display at the west end. The church was built in the Romanesque and early Gothic styles and is remarkably complete. Jedburgh Abbey’s close location to the English border meant it was frequently targeted by invading border armies. Remains of the cloister buildings have been uncovered and finds from the excavations, including the 12th century 'Jedburgh comb' and an eighth century shrine are on display.
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Annie M
2 contributions
Aug 2021
Quite a remarkable ancient monument , detailed and well preserved, and so much history in and around Jedburgh.
Written 12 January 2022
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Alan
Brighton and Hove, UK178 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Not a huge amount to see due to main Abbey closed due to safety issues but staff member did make it very clear this was the case so did not feel short changed and not expensive (£3 I think) so was interesting to see the bits that were accessible
Written 18 November 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to review Jedburgh Abbey. We are glad to hear that you found your visit interesting and our team helpful. However, we’re very sorry to hear that your whole visit did not live up to your expectations. The grounds and shop are open, but unfortunately the rest of the abbey currently remains closed as a precautionary measure while we undertake site inspections, we apologise for the inconvenience this caused. Our admission price is reduced to reflect this closure. Thank you for your feedback.
Written 12 January 2022
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102Wallace
Ayrshire, UK96 contributions
Oct 2021
A beautiful and photogenic abbey ruin with an interesting exhibition in the visitor centre. Staff are friendly and helpful. The interior is closed at the time of writing for safety inspections but there's plenty to see from the outside.
Written 29 October 2021
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Nick K
Grantham, UK82 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
What can I say? Jedborough is lovely. The gardens, shops and river area are very pleasant and relaxing.
It’s worth strolling about as it has a rich history on every street it appears
Written 27 October 2021
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4wheelsonmywagon
Edinburgh, UK163 contributions
Sep 2021
Interesting to view the foundations of the monastery but because of the danger of falling masonry you are not allowed into the abbey itself to appreciate the size. Lots of steps and slippery paths.
Written 24 September 2021
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Lilacwheaty
Nottingham, UK650 contributions
Sep 2021
Worth a look whilst in the town, an impressive ruin, lots of information available as you goa round the grounds, with the abbey ruins viewed from outside due to long term restoration work/ safety exclusion due to risk of falling masonry
Written 19 September 2021
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Emily
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK59 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Nice afternoon out, unfortunately the abbey entrance was closed but beautiful gardens and ruins to explore in Jedburgh
Written 3 September 2021
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel34,625 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a beautiful abbey in Jedburgh, which is good for a 30-minute exploration, or so.
Unfortunately, entrance to the actually abbey is currently not possible due to some restoration/construction work, but the rest of the site, including the small garden, is accessible.
Entrance is apx. 4USD.
Written 28 August 2021
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,431 contributions
Aug 2021
We hadn't pre-booked so we bought the guide, looked around the shop and viewed the abbey from the exterior. An amazing amount of the abbey itself survives given how little remains of the likes of Kelso. Good information panels and interesting that the raised walkway area was built by french troops as protection from the English army! The shop was quite small, however the town has a Tourist Information Centre nearby and they have a good selection of history books, etc. The tour guides were an enthusiastic bunch and certainly a lot of history is present compared to the normal, thamks to the proximity of the Border with England.
Written 23 August 2021
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Ian H
King's Lynn, UK414 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We discovered this place whilst driving through and recommended by the Scottish tourist board. Entry is pre booked but we were allowed entry by two very nice members of staff.
The area is so peaceful and makes you wonder what it was like as a whole building before us English came!
Free parking near the bus station and a nice little shop at the venue as well as toilets
Written 17 August 2021
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