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1 Day In Jedburgh

So you've got 24 hours in Jedburgh! That's a great amount of time to visit - let's see what our expert guides would recommend.

What Should I Do With 24 Hours In Jedburgh?

If you have 24 hours to spend in Jedburgh, here are some suggestions:

  • Visit Jedburgh Abbey. This historic building dates back to the 12th century and is a must-see for history buffs. It will take about 1-2 hours to visit.
  • Explore Mary Queen of Scots House. This museum offers a look into the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, who stayed in Jedburgh in 1566. Allow about 1 hour for your visit.
  • Walk along the Jed Water and admire the Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum. This 19th-century jail has been turned into a museum and offers insight into life in a Victorian prison. Allow about 1 hour for your visit.
  • Visit Ferniehirst Castle. This castle is about 3 miles from Jedburgh but is well worth the trip. It is a restored 16th-century tower house and will take about 1-2 hours to visit.
  • Take a stroll through the town and enjoy the local shops and cafes. Allow about 1-2 hours for this.

Overall, these suggestions will take around 5-8 hours to complete, leaving you with plenty of time to relax and enjoy your surroundings.

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